Updated 2008-06-08 09:41:04 by lars_h

Purpose: Top of tree of pages discussing OS specific Tcl commands or extensions.

Shameless plug: the differences between varieties of unix/linux are very small compared to the differences between unix/linux, windows, and mac. However, window manager geometry and font availability are significant issues between unices.

In short, Tcl behaves better across unix platforms (transparently, in fact, excepting threads and "exec", which is shell dependent), but Tk *benefits* (ahem) from the closed design of the windows and mac display architecture. However, Tk differences between windows and mac are significant.

So, in shorter, it is easier to write Tcl/Tk that is portable across various unices than between windows and mac.

None of these points is specific to Tcl/Tk, and apply equally to any other language or library.

[Please add pages for other Operating Systems].
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