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Tcl Announces NaTcl: Native Client Tcl 124 124

Minix writes "Tcl has announced the first scripting language to be supported by NaCl (Google's native client,) giving Tcl programs direct access to Chrome's DOM and marking the first such scripting language alternative to JavaScript. A demonstration of direct Tcl access to HTML5's Canvas is given. A variant of Tk for Native Client will soon follow. Web applications can right now be written completely in Tcl, as the original HTML specifications intended :)"
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Tcl Announces NaTcl: Native Client Tcl

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  • by GameboyRMH (1153867) <> on Wednesday April 13, 2011 @08:55AM (#35806426) Journal

    All security arguments aside, it seems that we may be going from an architecture-independent web to an architecture-dependent one. Sad. Maybe the mid-2000s will seem like a golden age of openness in the future. Platform-independent web applications were the hot new thing, the iPhone hadn't come out so open mobile devices still existed, anybody who suggested running native code from websites, or producing a locked-down device would have been laughed out of the room...ah the good ol' days...

Beware the new TTY code!