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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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davidnwelton
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2006-06-09

For those talking about 'modern' scripting languages like Ruby, you should know that

1) Tcl is still actively developed.

2) It's still got some nice tricks up it's sleeve. See, for example:

http://antirez.com/articoli/tclmisunderstood.html

(Skip to the 'why is it powerful' part if you already know the syntax)

and

http://journal.dedasys.com/articles/2006/03/06/ruby-vs-tcl

in which I compare Ruby and Tcl... and Tcl doesn't come out badly at all.

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