Purpose: pointers to tutorials, books, tips, etc. for creating, interacting, etc. Tcl
via the C API.
Tcl's original purpose, as detailed in John Ousterhout
's seminal Usenet paper (see Ousterhout's original 1990 USENIX paper
] was to provide a developer with a standard language that could be embedded in their applications, providing continuity and ease learning curves. So in the beginning, the intent was that Tcl would be accessed only via the C API
. Over the years, some have lost sight of that goal due to the simplicity of using the tclsh sample application that builds as a part of compiling the Tcl libraries.