Linked by David Welton on Mon 10th Mar 2003 21:42 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews The Tcl programming language has been immensely successful in its almost 15 years of existence. Tcl, stands for 'Tool Command Language' and is pronounced 'tickle' by those in the know. It's probably most famous for the Tk graphical toolkit, which has for years set the standard for rapid, scriptable, cross-platform GUI development, but the language is used throughout a staggering variety of applications, from the open source web server that runs AOL's web site, to code for network testing, to code to run oil rigs.
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I find Tcl useful as another tool in my scripting toolbag.
While I prefer in many cases to code in ksh or awk, I find Tcl most useful to me when used in conjunction with one of the dozens of useful extensions, such as Expect (for interacting with text based services and programs), Tk (for writing quick GUI tools), Oratcl (for interacting with Oracle), and so forth.

I also find http://wiki.tcl.tk/ and the associated chat room to be two of the more valuable programming resources to which I have access. The third valuable Tcl resource is news:comp.lang.tcl - the usenet newsgroup where, in more than 95 percent of the cases, civility and respect rules in
interactions with posters.