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Re: Writing something.......

Micah Yoder wrote:

> Doug Loss wrote:
> I don't even know what HyperCard *is*... :-)  I've heard a lot of people
> like it though.  Could something be made to actually run *real*
> HyperCard programs...i.e. no look alike, but actually run the same
> executable as the Mac?
> I'm sure anything of the sort would be good though.

That would help port existing stuff (if available), but wouldn't get us to the
creation of new material by teachers, which I think is key to getting Linux into

> > quickly.  I'm not looking for a clone of HyperCard; more a "works similar
> > to."
> OK...even that would require some re-learning, but oh well.

We don't want Linux to look to them like a Mac in PC clothes; if what we have can
do the things HyperCard does roughly as easily as HC, but can also do more things,
requiring a little relearning would be justified I think.

> > to try to gain some familiarity with Tcl/Tk, as it looks like a pretty easy
> Shoot, I just learned Perl/Tk.  Will we be shipping that with SEUL?  (I
> don't see any reason not to...)  Does anyone else know Perl/Tk?  I guess
> the Tcl people and Perl people could group together and work on
> different projects.  Or I could learn Tcl if *really* necessary, but
> I've been learning too many languages recently.  (And my job is starting
> to inflict RPG on me, which isn't helping matters much........  one word

I'll have to look into it, but I don't think Tcl precludes calling tools written
in other languages.  If I'm right, then anything written in Perl/Tk should be
callable from Tcl/Tk (I don't have my Tcl/Tk book here at work).  So let's not see
this as an either/or proposition.  I think both languages should be considered for
what they can do best.

RPG?  Luckily for me, when I looked at it (years ago) I wasn't being forced to
learn it.  I just started laughing uproariously, then managed to stutter, "That's
not a computer language."  Pissed off the RPG "programmer" who was showing it to
me, you bet!

Doug Loss                 My sources are unreliable, but
Data Network Coordinator  their information is fascinating.
Bloomsburg University          Ashleigh Brilliant