17 Jun 2001 stevecassidy   » (Journeyer)

Finished teaching finally, just 250 perl assignments to mark now...

Some nice results with www.assta.org this week using Zope. Zope looks very nice but getting it going on the rpm based server was traumatic, installing python modules for postgresql access wasn't straightforward. Somehow through the process the ownerships of the entire zope installation became wrong causing zope to refuse to let me manage anything. Changing everything to be owned by zope fixed it but lord knows what happened. Some interesting discussion on comp.lang.tcl about using tcl via zope. Zope provides excellent infrastructure but I really don't want to learn python to be able to extend it.

Tcl/Tk proved it's worth this week; wrote a simple text editor for Emu in a couple of hours and ~30 lines of code. I've got an urge to code up an answerphone script in tcl even though there's an existing package for perl on offer. I've really started to actively dislike perl after teaching it this semester.

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