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Tcl 8.5 Network Programming by Piotr Beltowski, Wojciech Kocjan

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Chapter 1. Introducing Tcl

The purpose of this chapter is to refresh your memory with some basic and fundamental information about Tcl—what it is, what it is not, and why it was created. It is not intended to make you learn Tcl from scratch or to replace or duplicate the official Tcl documentation—there are a lot of sources, both online and printed. However, it is to briefly summarize facts and allow the reader to easily "tune in" to the topic of the book. If you are new to Tcl, after going through this chapter, you will have an overview of the language and its basics, and it would be a good idea to experiment with it, create your own scripts, and study sophisticated options for the described commands before proceeding to further reading. If you ...

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