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Tcl/Tk for real programmers
Flynt, Clif.
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Publication Information:
San Diego : AP Professional, [1999]

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xx, 698 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
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Includes indexes.
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QA76.73.T44 F59 1999 Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks

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Tcl/Tk for Real Programmers fills a void in the current Tcl/Tk bookshelf. It is divided into an easy-to-use quick language reference, discussions of proper Tcl design technique, and a set of examples and code snippets that are designed to allow the reader to incorporate them immediately into projects. It includes a copy of the TclTutor program as the tutorial portion of the book. Written to the latest version of Tcl/Tk, it addresses Tcl/Tk under Windows as well as UNIX, and includes discussions on proper coding techniques instead of just language syntax. Features: * Provides a sufficiently detailed overview of the Tcl/Tk language to enable readers to determine whether this is the appropriate tool for their project. * Contains enough information that an experienced programmer can start working with the language immediately. * Includes hints and tips on how to use the language effectively. * Provides templates to minimize the new language learning curve.

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Library Journal Review

Tcl/Tk (called tickleTK) is a very powerful programming language for all sorts of projects, from visual application development to web scripting to meshing together varieties of applications and utilities written in different languages in order to create a new application. The program competes very favorably with Visual Basic, Java, Perl, and UNIX shell languages. It is a great tool for rapid prototype development; runs on almost all hardware, with no code changes; and is much easier to learn than Perl, C/C++, or Java. Flynt's book is aimed at programmers, but it is an excellent introduction to learning the basics of Tcl/Tk. Recommended for large public libraries and most academic institutions. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

PrefaceTcl/Tk: GUI Programming for a Gooey World
Introduction Where to Get More Information
Chapter1 Why Tcl/Tk?
Chapter2 The Mechanics of Using the Tcl and Tk Interpreters
Chapter3 Introduction to the Tcl Language
Chapter4 Tcl Code Examples
Chapter5 Using Lists and Arrays
Chapter6 Procedure Techniques
Chapter7 Namespaces and Packages
Chapter8 Introduction to Tk Graphics
Chapter9 The canvas Widget, Images, and Events
Chapter10 The text Widget and html_library
Chapter11 Tk Megawidgets
Chapter12 Writing a Tcl Extension
Chapter13 Extensions and Packages
Chapter14 Programming Tools
Chapter15 Tips and Techniques
Appendixa: Introduction to the CD-ROM
Appendixb: Installing Tcl/Tk Distributions
Appendixc: Installing Tcl/Tk Extensions
Appendixd: Installing Tcl/Tk Packages
Appendixe: Bonus Book and Tutorials
Index of Commands
Used in Examples