Comment #473

Kaushal Modi wrote the following reply to


I needed to learn Tcl out of necessity because it's used as a configuration language for a tool (Cadence Xcelium simulator) at work. It's also very popular in general in the [EDA]( industry.

I put off learning this language for a long time as I was used to alternative ways of doing things (which I now see are much inferior and less efficient than to do using Tcl). But I believe that my timing to take up learning Tcl was just perfect -- Now I am really familiar with Emacs-Lisp, and as I followed the Tk/Tcl tutorial I could correlate a lot of language concepts between lisps and Tcl.

Yes, I wouldn't recommend learning Tcl just as a hobby language (as I would recommend learning [Nim](

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