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PostgreSQL by Susan Douglas, Korry Douglas

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Chapter 16. Using PostgreSQL with Tcl and Tcl/Tk

Tcl is an interpreted scripting language. Tcl is an acronym for Tool Command Language and is often pronounced as “tickle.” The original goal of Tcl's creator (John Ousterhout) was to create an embeddable interpreted language that could be included in many small applications. The idea was to create a language that could be embedded in applications that might not normally justify having their own language. Another example of this sort of embeddable language is Microsoft's VBA (Visual Basic for Applications). With an embedded language, you can make any application programmable (or scriptable). For example, you might have a spiffy terminal emulator that you've developed for your own use. It would be ...

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