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From: jr
Date: 17 Nov 2020 10:30:01
just to correct some poor writing.


"jr" <cre### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> Thomas de Groot <tho### [at] degrootorg> wrote:
> > ...
> > Frankly, I do not know what to do with this ;-}  A file with a .tk
> > extension... what program runs this?
>
> the language is Tcl/Tk.

the language is 'Tcl', short for tool command language.  'Tk' is short for
toolkit, essentially a bag of Tcl commands which provide the graphical (UI)
elements like buttons.

non-graphical stuff gets run/executed by 'tclsh' -- the Tcl shell, while UI
stuff gets executed by the 'wish' program -- the windowing shell.

> back when I used to use ActiveState's stuff on Windows,
> from: <https://www.activestate.com/products/tcl/>
>
> (then only one other thing needed - rename the script to a .tcl extension
> because that's what MS Windows looks for)  hth.

most people use '.tcl' as extension for both UI and terminal-only scripts (I
don't).  after a default installation, any 'something.tcl' can be double-clicked
to run (and you will probably never notice any difference to a compiled s/ware).


regards, jr.


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