[Xotcl] Very severe limitation in XOTcl

Gustaf Neumann neumann at wu.ac.at
Wed Aug 4 15:40:07 CEST 2010

Am 04.08.10 14:14, schrieb Kristoffer Lawson:
> I think dropping it is a good decision. It'll be interesting to see what the next XOTcl is like.
> How much complexity will the new version be adding? The beauty with XOTcl, especially the earlier versions, was that despite the power of it, it was quite simple (unlike C++). Much like Tcl itself: power, but simplicity. I would be concerned if that gets lost along the way.
the new object system as a much smaller interface (half the number of
predefined methods) and the whole system is more orthogonal.

See e.g. the paper at and slides from the last tcl tk conference.

you can follow the development via git

     git clone git://alice.wu-wien.ac.at/xotcl 2.0.0-develop
     cd 2.0.0-develop
     git branch 2.0.0-develop  origin/2.0.0-develop
     git checkout 2.0.0-develop

all the best
-gustaf neumann

Univ.Prof. Dr. Gustaf Neumann
Institute of Information Systems and New Media
WU Vienna
Augasse 2-6, A-1090 Vienna, AUSTRIA

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