|Subtitle:||A Tcl-Based Toolkit for Automating Interactive Applications|
|Authors:||Don Libes mailto:[email protected]|
|Publication date:||December 1994|
|WWW book information:||http://www.ora.com/catalog/expect/|
|Examples:||The bigger ones all come with the Expect distribution|
Comments on this book:
A good effort.
I agree that Exploring Expect is still a valuable tool. I do wish that O'Reilly would dump a nice wad o' bills in Don's lap to bring out a new edition. -PSE
Eh. I've evangelized Expect until I was blue in the face to all the programmers I've worked with, to no avail. I'd imagine sales of the title were not high enough to warrant a second edition. But you never know...
To the contrary, EE is still selling well and O'Reilly is quite happy to pay Don to do a 2nd edition but it's Don himself who has repeatedly turned down the offer.CL notes that Don has explained that there doesn't need to be a second edition; he recognizes how ("amazingly") gracefully the original has aged. However, in July 2003, he remarked that, "If someone ever finishes off a Windows port of Expect [the "Expect for Windows" project], I'd be happy to do (or let someone else do) a 2nd edition with some Windows coverage ..." .LV Now that a Windows port of Expect is available, I wonder whether the second edition is in progress?
"It left me with a feeling of 'definiteness'."--one reader, captivated by the numerous useful examples."If you are doing expect programming, the Exploring Expect book is really indispensable. It covers not just tcl/expect issues but more importantly all the strange things that *other* programs do and how to handle them. ...I cannot recommend strong enough to get the book (Exploring Expect) I know you're looking for free, but since the book is effectively worth $1000'S in the information contained, the actual price paid is effectively free." -- Bruce Hartweg
The book does not include a CD-ROM. Instead, the applications discussed in the book come with the source code distribution - available from the URL  mentioned above.
O'Reilly even provides a valuable SampleChapter from the book http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/expect/chapter/ch03.html
More comments or partial reviews of the book appear in developerWorks , UnixReview.com , Sys Admin Magazine , ...
LV Has anyone made an effort to collect solutions to the exercises of this book and make them available online?