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April 5, 1999

O'Reilly Releases Tcl/Tk In a Nutshell

SEBASTOPOL, CA -- The Tcl language and Tk graphical toolkit are simple and powerful building blocks for custom applications. The Tcl/Tk combination is increasingly popular because it lets you produce sophisticated graphical interfaces with a few easy commands, develop and change scripts quickly, and conveniently tie together existing utilities or programming libraries. But until now, there were only a couple sources of documentation available -- the manual pages (critical, but cumbersome and hard to get through), or the "Quick References" (15 pages of the essential commands written by the authors of this new work, Tcl/Tk in a Nutshell). "There was a real need for something between these two extremes," says Andy Oram, O'Reilly editor. "Unix programmers need a comprehensive source that covers everything they are likely to need in one easy-to- lookup reference." Tcl/Tk in a Nutshell provides just that -- a desktop quick reference that covers all essential facets of Tcl/Tk -- every command and option in the core Tcl/Tk distribution as well as the most popular extensions

One of the attractive features of Tcl/Tk is the wide variety of commands, many offering a wealth of options. Most of the things you'd like to do have been anticipated by the language's creator, John Ousterhout, or one of the developers of Tcl/Tk's many powerful extensions. Thus, you'll find that a command or option probably exists to provide just what you need. Keep this book on your desk as you write scripts, and you'll be able to find almost instantly the particular option you need.

Most chapters consist of alphabetical listings. Since Tk and mega- widget packages break down commands by widget, the chapters on these topics are organized by widget along with a section of core commands where appropriate. Contents include:

  • Core Tcl and Tk commands and Tk widgets
  • C interface (prototypes)
  • Expect
  • [incr Tcl] and [incr Tk]
  • Tix
  • TclX
  • BLT
  • Oratcl, SybTcl, and Tclodbc

O'Reilly Holds TCL Conference in August
Announcing the 1999 O'Reilly Open Source Conferences, August 21-24 in Monterey, California. It's the Perl Conference 3.0 PLUS all-new conferences for Linux, Apache, Tcl/Tk, Python, and sendmail. For more information see: http://conferences.oreilly.com/ or send email to: oscon@oreilly.com to be added to a mailing list for more information as it becomes available.

Tcl/Tk in a Nutshell
By Paul Raines & Jeff Tranter
1st Edition March 1999
456 pages, 1-56592-433-9, $24.95

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