Tcl/Tk in A Nutshell
||Author: Jeff Tranter, Paul Raines|
List Price: $29.95
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Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates (15 May, 1999)
Sales Rank: 87,165
Average Customer Rating: 2.75 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 3 out of 5
it's a nutshell book ... stuff you can get online
this is the tcl book i keep handiest, even though it doesn't offer me much of anything beyond the manual pages. what it does offer is a compendium of tcl, tk, expect, tix, blt, itcl, itk, tclx, and the like's references.
i've always been disappointed in tcl's online documentation. you can easily reproduce the lion's share of this book by just printing out the manual pages. however, having them bound and handy can be a relief. it does include some sample code (which you can typically find online), adding some value.
it's a nutshell book, though, and nutshell books are typically like this. o'reilly's had this series for years and they've always been of questionable value for some people (myself included). you wont learn a language this way, you wont even improve your programming this way, you'll just have a handy printed reference manual. i haven't yet found it to be incorrect (but i didn't go looking), so that's got to say something.
don't pay full price for this one.
Rating: 5 out of 5
It's not a tutorial....
The previous reviewers seemed to think that this book would teach them the way of TCL/TK and were thoroughly disappointed. But what they failed to realize that this book is meant to be nothing more then a reference book. Perhaps if they had paid attention to the product description, they would have been prepared.
A thing to keep in mind, anytime an O'Reilly book has "...in a Nutshell" after the title... it's a reference book. Pure and simple. Say it with me, people. R-E-F-E-R-E-N-C-E. Not to be confused with "Master TCL/TK in 24 hours" or what have you.
So, keeping that in mind, as a reference book, it does a fantastic job as the rest have stated. Makes for a good "dictionary" so to speak.
Rating: 1 out of 5
The worst programming book I ever bought
If it was possible to give this book 0 stars I certainly would have. As others have said before, this is just a bad book.
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