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Product Details

  • Textbook Binding: 630 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2nd edition (June 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0136168302
  • ISBN-13: 978-0136168300
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,495,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk, according to its preface, is intended for both novices and experts. However, in practice, novices who are not familiar with a C-like language or Unix shell programming will find the going difficult. The book is divided into six parts: Tcl basics, advanced Tcl, Tk basics, Tk widgets, Tk details, and Tcl and C. The included CD-ROM contains Tcl and Tk versions for Windows 95, 3.1, and NT, as well as for Unix and Macintosh. The original version of this book was based on Tcl 7.4 and Tk 4.0. This second edition has been updated to cover changes in Tcl 7.4 and Tk 4.0, Tcl 7.5 and Tk 4.1, Tcl 7.6 and Tk 4.2, and Tcl/Tk 8.0. If you need information about the most recent additions to Tcl/Tk, such as Safe-Tcl, then this is the book for you.

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This book is a practical, comprehensive tutorial for programming in the TCL scripting language and the TL X toolkit that is based on TCL, which provides a Motif-like look-and-feel without much of Motif's complexity. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to Tcl programming, including tips on problem areas and strategies for effective use of the language. The examples demonstrate how to use the toolkit features, and are useful in their own right for programmers constructing new applications. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 21, 1999
Format: Textbook Binding
The contents of the book are reasonable, but not great. All too often, there is a reliance on looking at supplied examples, rather than actually giving definitions and specifics. Both are necessary, so I found that having Ousterhouts definitive book beside this one to be useful. The two complement each other nicely.
BUT... the book is basically un-usable because of the lousy binding! After only light use over a couple of weeks, the darn thing is falling apart! Pages are dropping out of it. I pride myself on taking good care of my books, especially ones that I plan on using for a long time. None the less, this one is fragile, preventing me from recommending it to anyone.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 8, 1999
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(This is a followup to my commentary in May) I've used Welch's book extensively for Tcl/Tk work for some months now. Although there are some gripes that could be made, I find the book indespensible. It is perched on top of my monitor, and use it daily (hourly?).
As for the binding... The people at Amazon were amazing. They were kind and generous enough to replace my crumbling copy. Mr. Welch, the author, then also complained to the publisher on behalf of all the readers, and I understand that they will be offering a lay-flat binding in the November printing! My hats off to everyone. I'm deeply impressed.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 12, 1999
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I bought this book when I was first learning Tcl/Tk. If you expect to learn Tcl/Tk by just reading the book from cover to cover, you're sadly mistaken. I've come to learn that it is like any other book ... you learn to program by <b>PROGRAMMING</b>. This book provides a great introduction to Tcl/TK as well as an intro to more advanced Tcl/Tk functions. This book is a great reference, as well.
On another note, can we encourage the publisher to release this book in a hard cover?!?!? I'm getting ready to buy another copy of this book because the pages are falling out!!! :-)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ian Danielsen on February 28, 2000
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This is one of my favourite computing books.
After you've studied a couple 3GL system language's and played with Perl & scripting. Understand computing concepts, (Tcl probably isn't too good for random beginners or people who just don't like the paradigm). If you're into computing and want.., then go for this one.
When you are the only person on campus doing-knowing any Tcl / Tk, you had better get the right book.
I mailled Brent with a question and sure enough he got back to me. (try that with Lara Lemay).
So for such a good book and service - 5 star award.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 30, 1998
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Welch's book is the only Tcl Tk book I use today. I started to learn Tcl Tk using Ousterhout's book. But after my 2nd Tcl Tk project, Ousterhout's book became woefully inadequate. So I went out and bought 3 other Tcl Tk books before I discovered Welch's. Now, I don't even look at any other Tcl Tk book. Welch is my best reference. The book contains numerous examples which makes using Tcl Tk even more fun.
I agree that the explanations at times are confusing, but at least Welch addresses many topics. Other books I found to be too limited in scope, contained too few examples and lacked depth and detail on Tcl Tk commands. Welch's is not a perfect book, but I think it is the best in the market for my needs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 6, 1999
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This book may be great as a reference book but falls far short of a book for initial learning of TCL/TK. I have programmed in C and have written UNIX shell scripts and still find the book very confusing.
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Mr. Welch's book is nice in the way the examples tie together from many different sections. However, I feel that he has too much time devoted to flashy tricks, immediately followed by stern "don't do this" warnings. While the examples are rich, they often are not explained thoroughly. I have found myself looking at ambiguous examples several times, which frustrated me. My suggestion is to include a brief question-and-answer section at the end of each chapter, especially in the intro. Between five and ten short questions would dramatically improve retention and also help solidify concepts.
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I received this book 3 months ago and I have used it constantly. I think it is a good book both for learning, specially the first chapters of Tcl and Tk. And I find it is specially valuable for reference. For the latter the examples and the text of the more advanced chapters are quite helpful. Everything I have looked for I have found. The only thing I lack is a more complete/ revised Index. I recommend you this book if you are interested in Tcl/Tk (a wonderful scripting language).
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