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How people use dtksh and tksh

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 From: damercer@xxxxxxx (Dan Mercer)
 Newsgroups: comp.unix.shell
 Subject: Re: How you use Dtksh and Tksh?
 Date: 26 Jul 2000 13:30:57 GMT
 Message-ID: <8lmp6h$b11$2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

In article <rkahf9d1kgz.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Juhapekka Tolvanen <juhtolv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> I just started some discussion in mailing-list called zsh-users: I
> asked about possibility to create Dtksh and Tksh replacements for
> Zsh-users. I proposed creating possibility write to Tk, Gtk and maybe
> even Gnome-applications with Zsh.
> One raised issue was usefullness of such things.
> So, would you ksh-users please tell me: For what purposes you use
> Dtksh and/or Tksh? How useful it is? Does it work well?
> Currently, it is possible to write Tk-, Gtk- and even Gnome-apps with
> Perl and Python. Is it better idea to just stick with those two
> scripting languages?
> http://www.kornshell.com/
> http://www.kornshell.com/software/
> http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~jlk/tksh/

I use dtksh for building useful little utilities like program
launchers.  It's much easier to write in dtksh than in tcl, python or perl.
If I was going to write in any of those three,  I would write in 
C instead - no more difficult,  easier to read and no learning

Dtksh scripts are very efficient - remember, most of the work is
being done in the shared library routines.  You can also
add your own builtins easily,  which I have done for some X
calls that were inexplicably left out.

Dan Mercer

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