Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 8th Jun 2006 16:32 UTC
General Development Most computer users interact with their workstations primarily through some form of graphical user interface (GUI). In the world of Microsoft Windows, this interface is tightly controlled. The UNIX world, by contrast, offers a veritable smorgasbord of different GUIs with varying degrees of functionality. They range from minimalist window managers, such as twm, to large, capable tools, such as GNOME and KDE (K Desktop Environment). This article shows you how the Tcl/Tk scripting language offers a simple and elegant way to code GUI widgets with minimal effort.
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by JoeBuck on Thu 8th Jun 2006 23:47 UTC in reply to "Wow, what a blast from the past"
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Tcl/Tk was revolutionary for its time (Tk in particular), but anyone starting a new project these days would be better off using a scripting language interface to a modern library: Python, Perl or Ruby with Gtk/Gnome or Qt/KDE. It's just as fast as doing Tcl/Tk, but Gnome or KDE gives you so much more than Tk does.

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