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Practical Programming in Tcl & Tk, Third Edition by Brent B. Welch

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Tcl Commands

Tcl stands for Tool Command Language. A command does something for you, like output a string, compute a math expression, or display a widget on the screen. Tcl casts everything into the mold of a command, even programming constructs like variable assignment and procedure definition. Tcl adds a tiny amount of syntax needed to properly invoke commands, and then it leaves all the hard work up to the command implementation.

The basic syntax for a Tcl command is:

						command arg1 arg2 arg3 ...

The command is either the name of a built-in command or a Tcl procedure. White space (i.e., spaces or tabs) is used to separate the command name and its arguments, and a newline (i.e., the end of line character) or semicolon is used to terminate a ...

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