Updated 2014-05-28 00:45:10 by AMG

Tcl documentation

Overview  edit

official language overview
What is Tcl

Guides  edit

Getting Started
Beginning Tcl
User Guide
A User's Guide to Tcl/Tk
ActiveTcl 8.5 User Guide
ActiveTcl 8.6 User Guide
Developer Guide
Internationalization
see Advanced Tcl
Best Practices
Tcl performance

Details  edit

filename
filename conventions supported by Tcl commands
re_syntax
regular expression syntax
tclvars
describes Tcl variables
library
built-in library of procedures for commonly-needed functions

Reference  edit

syntax
the rules of Tcl
official documentation
TclTkWinHelp
provides documentation in Windows Help (CHM) format for Tcl/Tk and several extensions, with a comprehensive table of contents and integrated index.
TMML
is a nice searchable resource for Tcl and Tk. A direct link is here: [1]. "de loves to point people to http://tmml.sf.net/doc, because it's the best-looking tcl/tk core documentation ..."
commands
documents all the Tcl commands available in the core distribution.
Operating System specific Tcl commands
Tcl C API
documents all the public Tcl C calls that a C programmer should consider safe to use.
The Tcl Core (Want to hack on Tcl?)
BOOK TCL/TK Pocket Reference
a community version is also available for download
Common Tcl Error Messages and Possible Explanations

Design  edit

bytecode and TAL
details of the Tcl virtual machine
copy-on-write
Tcl Command Evaluation: Layer by Layer
shimmering
the immutability of values
virtual filesystem (VFS)
virtual machine

Facilities  edit

Tcl Software Libraries

Tools  edit

docstring
Easy documentation in proc bodies
tcldoc
API documentation generator. builds html documentation from comments in the source code

Extensions  edit

Tcllib
http://tcllib.sourceforge.net/doc/index.html
Tk syntax help
and command reference

Resources  edit

this wiki
Tcl/Tk Documentation Project (TTDP)
Help! My Tcl application just crashed!
Where can I find a book about Tcl
articles

Specials (OS specific, particular questions, etc.)  edit

Apple Macintosh and Tcl/Tk
Microsoft Windows and Tcl
(not tk)
Microsoft Windows and Tk
TclBridge
Windows COM/DCOM/ActiveX/.NET integration
Windows Helper Utilities
operating system specific Tcl commands
Why can I not place unmatched braces in Tcl comments
future of Tcl/Tk
changes in Tcl/Tk
and most recently about changes in tcl/tk 8.5.

See Also  edit

library

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