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Paperback TCL and the TK Toolkit Book

ISBN: 020163337X

ISBN13: 9780201633375

TCL and the TK Toolkit

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John K. Ousterhout's Definitive Introduction to Tcl/Tk-Now Fully Updated for Tcl/Tk 8.5 Tcl and the Tk Toolkit, Second Edition, is the fastest way for newcomers to master Tcl/Tk and is the most... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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This is Just a Great Book

I've read other books written by the authors of the language, and found them to be lacking. But this author's book is really well organized, thoughtful, clear, and has great explanations. I was up and running creating widgets, etc. in a matter of no time. I think this book is more of an instructional guide (and a damn good one too), but I don't believe it is oriented as a reference guide. I know that there were a few gripes on this should be both, but I wouldn't want that. Technology changes, so I prefer references to remain online. Gone are the days to cart a wheel-barrel of reference material for a given project, only to be obsoleted in a few years. This book opened the doors to the great wonderful world of Tcl/Tk. And I am confident it will help others in years to come.

The best way to learn Tcl/Tk, and a great reference

Although more detailed books like Welch's 'Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk' are very useful, Ousterhout's original book is still the best way to learn the language. His style is clear and concise, and he covers the core of the language with good examples and thorough explanatory text.The layout is clean and easy to read, without any space wasted on fancy graphics or eye-candy. Instead, you get clear tables laying out what happens, or listing the commands in a certain functionality area. For example, page 122 has a table I've gone back to many times that lists the different return values from catch.Even though I have and use other Tcl books, when I just want to check a point of syntax or verify functionality, this is the one I go to. It's an invaluable book for a Tcl/Tk developer.

Excllent introduction to Tcl/Tk

This is the best tutorial on Tcl/Tk. It is wonderfully clear and well organized.The book deals with earlier versions of Tcl and Tk but I've yet to run across an example that doesn't work. (I'm sure there are some.)This book helped me greatly when I decided to learn Tcl/Tk, and it is a pleasure to read.The author is the creator of Tcl/Tk and a superb educator as well.The book has a UNIX orientation though I tried on the software on my Windows 98 machine and found that his examples work. He uses the X-windows system as a basis but his explanation of X is so simple and clear I did not find my ignorance of it a problem. Also the Tk I'm using (8.2) on Windows 98 works great with his examples.

The bible as far as I am concerned

An excellent book. Easy to read, good practicle examples, clear concise discussion of each subject. Quite simply the best book on Tcl/Tk around even if it doesn't cover all the nuts and bolts.

Tcl and Tk starting kit

It is an excellent start to learn tcl and tk. I purchase other books, but they are more advanced than I would like to start with. Many of my co-workers recommand this book to me.
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