Tcl is Tool Command Language. It is pronounced as Tickle, not T-C-L.
Tcl has been historically used for network programming and testing.
Some Facts about Tcl
Tcl is a loosely typed interpreted language.
It is easy to learn and develop small programs using Tcl, especially tools.
Tcl, unlike other similar scripting languages, is endowed with the simplest and the cleanest grammar.
Tcl is widely used in testing.
Tcl commands are implemented using set of C procedures
Tcl is more friendlier and less powerful than Perl. Perl being more popular of the two is being supported by a larger development community. Tcl is the undisputed leader when it comes to testing area. Tcl extensions – Expect, and Tk go beyond Tcl. They are used in conjunction with other languages.
The tutorial presented here is an overview of Tcl. When you complete this
module, you will be able to:
-Download and install Tcl and its extensions
-Write Tcl scripts using basic Tcl commands and Tcl extensions
The contents of this tutorial covers
Introduction to Tcl
Basic Tcl Syntax and commands
Tcl Event Loop
Tcl Socket Commands
Prior knowledge of any other programming language.
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