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I book table of content is huge around 50 chapters that covers every aspect of Tcl.

Yep, it’s currently missing discussion of Tile, but, if you learn how to use Tk from this book, you’ll be able to pick up and use Tile immediately.

A few diagrams, annotated screenshots, more annotated screenshots.

Getting started What is Tcl? I saw the need to focus on one language to try to move forward with my career and skill record. It would be another nice book to be updated for the new feature sets. And I still drewel as I skim through it from time to time.

I have this book. After I read the first three chapter parts in the Tk section, I still feel hollow, I still feel I don’t know how things fit together, how widgets depends on each other. The book is comprehensive, very comprehensive, and one in a small list. Another more important thing that annoyed me, is that its seems that practical programming in tcl and tk 4th edition is just presenting the information rather than explain the information, I want the author to talk to me more, to tell me stories, show me case studies, tell me about his real life experience.


But the content of some chapter is disappointing. I looked in many programming language, read several chapters from several books on several different programming language.

I think it offers a nice balance between being an interesting language that can help me develop application in different domains, and thus opens many opportunities for me. Peter Flynn writes, “It’s very good, but it’s light on Tk, and spends too much time for my taste on programmijg Knuth called ‘borderline cases and special parameters’ and too little time on basic examples.

Book Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk, Fourth Edition

I read some of the chapters available online, and I remember I was satisfied by what I saw in the first chapter and the regex chapter.

Category Book Category Tutorial. I feel the next edition need to include less references to other parts of the book. This book was really disapointing for me.

I think the author needed to offer an overview of the widgets prior to explain them or giving example. Tcl in the wild Major applications.


Editikn assumes some familiarity with basic programming concepts though for me, a good thing; less of the book is wasted explaining the basics of what a variable is, etc and this may make it a little less approachable for complete novices well, those who have no Internet access or ability to use a search engine [ 1 ] to find more information, anyway.

And I also haven’t read all practical programming in tcl and tk 4th edition chapters yet, so maybe I’ll change my mind later. Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk, 4th ed. Book Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk. If don’t want to read chapter 16 when I am still in chapter tck, and if I need to, then maybe the topics sequence is not the best, which I think it is.

The author keeps refering to other part of books, in way that keeps you wondering and annoyed, you never feel you have your feet practical programming in tcl and tk 4th edition on the ground if you know what I mean. Anyhow, suffice to say, if your budget only stretches to one book, I’d recommend this one.