At the risk of starting a big fight, I would like to get some advice to
help me make a sensible choice for GUI Programming.
I need to start developing more GUI apps, and cross-platform support is
a must, mostly Win95 and Unix/X, while Mac would be a plus but not
essential. Browser execution (like Tcl/Tk plugin) is a real plus. I am
in a bit of a quandry, with all the choices available, but I really only
have time and energy to learn one new language, and would like it to be
useful for many years to come. Some very brief thoughts:
Java - new and hot, changing rapidly, seems a bit complex.
PERL - some nice features, PERL/Tk looks doable, Would be useful for
non-gui apps as well.
Tcl/Tk - same thinking as PERL, questions about longevity.
C with Toolkits - probably the least attractive due to complexity and
reliance on specific toolkits, but I have lots of C experience.
Others - ???
For you who develop GUI apps regularly, how about some sage advice?
Thanks in advance.