Tcl/Tk 8.5 Programming Cookbook
By Bert Wheeler
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: February 2011
Pages: 236

In Detail

With Tcl/Tk, you can create full-featured cross-platform applications in a simple and easy-to-understand way without any expensive development package; the only tools required are a simple text editor and your imagination. This practical cookbook will help you to efficiently interact with editors, debuggers, and shell type interactive programs using Tcl/Tk 8. This cookbook will comprehensively guide you through practical implementation of Tcl/Tk 8.5 commands and tools.

This book will take you through all the steps needed to become a productive programmer in Tcl/Tk 8. Right from guiding you through the basics to creating a stand-alone application, it provides complete explanation of all the steps along with handy tips and tricks.

The book begins with an introduction to the Tcl shell, syntax, variables, and programming best practices in the language. It then explores procedures and the flow of events with control constructs followed by advanced error trapping and recovery. From Chapter 4, a detailed study of string expressions and handling enables you to handle various string functions and use lists to expand the string functionality. The book then discusses in-depth the Tcl Dictionary and how to utilize it to store and retrieve data. File operations and Tk GUI handling are covered extensively along with a developing a real-world address book application to practice the concepts learned.

A practical, comprehensive cookbook to master the depths and breadths of Tcl/Tk 8.5 programming

Approach

This book provides a step-by-step approach to the Tcl/Tk language with the help of re-usable examples and images. It is a series of carefully organized, easy-to-follow, standalone recipes to solve your queries. Whether you go through the recipes chapter-wise or pick up any recipe randomly, you will find clear and complete explanation of the task covered in the recipe.

Who this book is for

If you are a beginner interested in adding Tcl/Tk 8.5 to your list of languages, or an experienced Tcl/Tk programmer looking to sharpen your knowledge, be assured, you will find your prefect guide in this book. Whether you are developing for your personal use or commercial applications, this book will provide you with a ready reference to the building blocks of Tcl/Tk 8.5

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Pros

  • Easy to understand

Cons

  • Not comprehensive enough
  • Too basic

Best Uses

  • Novice

Comments about oreilly Tcl/Tk 8.5 Programming Cookbook:

I would title the book:
"The uncomplete quick TckTk reference guide of an even quicker reference of the quick reference quide".

Ofcourse cooking can be explained in different ways and is more then only presenting the topping of a cake. This book misses all depth.

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