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The Linux Tcl and Tk HOWTO
Table of Contents
The Linux Tcl and Tk HOWTO........................................................................................................................1
Luca Rossetti lukaros@tin.it...................................................................................................................1

1. Introduction..........................................................................................................................................1
2. Tcl/Tk History......................................................................................................................................1
3. What is Tcl/Tk.....................................................................................................................................1
4. Installing and getting started with Tcl and Tk.....................................................................................1
5. Just a little bit of Programming............................................................................................................2
6. Scripting Language: pros and cons......................................................................................................2
7. Most Famous Programs using Tcl/Tk..................................................................................................2
8. References............................................................................................................................................2
9. Tcl/Tk License Terms..........................................................................................................................2
1. Introduction.........................................................................................................................................2
1.1 Purpose of this document...................................................................................................................3
1.2 What you should know before reading..............................................................................................3
1.3 New versions of this document..........................................................................................................3
1.4 Revision History................................................................................................................................4
1.5 Feedback and other stuff....................................................................................................................4
1.6 Credits................................................................................................................................................4
1.7 Distribution Policy.............................................................................................................................5
2. Tcl/Tk History......................................................................................................................................5
2.1 Cronology..........................................................................................................................................5
3. What is Tcl/Tk.....................................................................................................................................5
3.1 What is Tcl?.......................................................................................................................................5
3.2 What is Tk?........................................................................................................................................6
3.3 Extensions..........................................................................................................................................7
3.4 Supported Platforms..........................................................................................................................7
4. Installing and getting started with Tcl and Tk.....................................................................................7
4.1 Downloading the Core Distributions.................................................................................................8
4.2 Installation.........................................................................................................................................8
4.3 The Contributed Archive...................................................................................................................9
4.4 Mirror Sites........................................................................................................................................9
4.5 Which Releases to Use.......................................................................................................................9
4.6 Where to report problems, bugs, or enhancements............................................................................9
5. Just a little bit of Programming..........................................................................................................10
5.1 The one\u2212minute program in Tcl......................................................................................................10
6. Scripting Language: pros and cons....................................................................................................11
6.1 Some of the most common complaints about Tcl............................................................................11
Tcl is interpreted.......................................................................................................................11
Several characteristics are not intuitive....................................................................................11
6.2 Some of the most pros about Tcl.....................................................................................................12
It is a high\u2212level scripting language.........................................................................................12
Tcl is free..................................................................................................................................12
It runs on many platforms.........................................................................................................12
It is interpreted..........................................................................................................................12
It is extensible...........................................................................................................................12
It is embeddable in your applications.......................................................................................12
Tcl/Tk is Year 2000 (Y2K) compliant......................................................................................12
7. Most Famous Programs using Tcl/Tk................................................................................................12

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8. References.........................................................................................................................................13
8.1 Books...............................................................................................................................................13
Tcl and the Tk Toolkit..............................................................................................................13
Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk, II ed.............................................................................13
Tcl and Tk Reference Manual..................................................................................................14
The Visual TCL Handbook, 1/e................................................................................................14
Running LINUX.......................................................................................................................14
Tcl/Tk for Dummies (For Dummies)........................................................................................14
Interactive Web Applications With Tcl/Tk..............................................................................14
8.2 Manual and On\u2212line Tutorials.........................................................................................................15
8.3 World Wide Web sites.....................................................................................................................15
8.4 Other documents & Frequently Asked Questions...........................................................................15
8.5 Newsgroup.......................................................................................................................................15
9. Tcl/Tk License Terms.......................................................................................................................16

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