Apache Tcl Project Launched

The Apache Software Foundation has launched the Apache Tcl project, with the goal of promoting the integration of the Apache Web server with the Tcl scripting language. Tcl (tool command language, pronounced "tickle") is an open-source, cross-platform scripting language, with a strong history of use for the Web, with products such as AOLserver and StoryServer. will serve as a point of reference for Apache-Tcl efforts, initially hosting the mod_dtcl project, a fast and light implementation of Tcl for Apache. The project was initially modeled after PHP, a server-side, cross-platform, HTML-embedded scripting language.

Tcl, was created by John K. Ousterhout at the University of California at Berkeley in 1988. Originally conceived as a reusable, embeddable language core for tools being developed by Dr. Ousterhout and his colleagues, it has come to be much more. Tcl is used today in a wide variety of applications, including Web scripting, test automation, network/system management, EDA and CAD and in many other fields.

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