3 Goals of Tcl | #TclAndMe

Creator of the Tcl language, John Ousterhout, states that embeddability is crucial for the language. What does embeddability mean? In simple words, Tcl should be easily embedded into other programming languages and tools. In this direction, the following 3 characteristics form the basis of the language. Tcl should be extensible, simple & generic and open for integration. Tcl should be extensible because any application that uses Tcl should be easily add its own features to the core features of the language and these additions should look natural....

October 4, 2022 · 2 min · Alper Yazar

What is Tcl? | #TclAndMe

Tcl (pronounced tickle but there is no harm in pronouncing t c l) is a programming language created by John Ousterhout in 1988. He was working on EDA (Electronic Design Automation) tools and created the language for this kind of tools. Name of the language aligns with its purpose: T stands for Tool, C is for Command and L is for Language. Although each letter represents a word, the preferred name of the language is Tcl not TCL, only T is capital (but again, there is no harm in writing TCL)....

October 2, 2022 · 1 min · Alper Yazar