Updated 2014-04-03 02:57:34 by pooryorick

Nick Ing-Simmons was the auther of Perl/Tk. He died of a heart attack at the age of 48 on 2006-09-26.

RLH 2006-09-26: That is sad. Nick was always very helpful.

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Thanks Nick, Graham Barr, 2006-09

AMG: Not to take anything away from Nick, but the linked article and its comments attribute the development of Tk itself to Nick. Sample quote: "Tk was initially born out of frustration that perl didn't have a native GUI at the time. Nick tirelessly developed Tk for over a decade." Tcl isn't mentioned even once in the article or its comments.

I guess the charitable interpretation is that "Tk" is meant as the name of the Perl module which he did develop, not the like-named GUI toolkit with which it interfaces.

PYK 2014-04-02: According to the Perl page, though, he did actually hack on Tk itself quite a bit, producing a fork that didn't require Tcl, which was then used by Perl/Tk. Also, in the article, "Tk" refers to the Perl module.