TCL – November 11th, 2003


Main presentation: TCL – Tool Command Language
6:00pm Doors open, registration
6:30pm Mug business
6:45pm Main presentation – TCL by Clif Flynt

Clif is a renowned author and consultant specializing in TCL.

Clif Flynt will be presenting on TCL–the Tool Command Language, pronounced tickle.
TCL is a powerful scripting and programming language that is easy to learn. TCL has also been extended with Tk for graphics and expect which can automate interactive programs like telnet or ftp.

In the first segment, Clif will do an introduction to TCL. Clif will draw on his extensive experience from touring, teaching, and writing about TCL.

In the second segment, Clif will use TCL in a network scenario to demonstrate the language’s powerful networking capabilities.
More details coming soon

8:15pm Current events
8:45pm Meeting adjourns
9:00pm Dinner at a local establishment
After the meeting, everybody is invited to grab dinner at a local restaurant



Clif Flynt has been writing computer programs since the late 60’s on machines ranging from IBM 360 “Big Iron” to a Monroe programmable calculator, using languages ranging from microcode to Prolog. Since the early 1990s, he’s been a TCL/Tk advocate.

Clif writes a monthly article about Tcl (The Tclsh Spot) for ;login: magazine, and has recently finished the second edition of his Tcl/Tk programming book.

Link to Clif’s article in the most recent edition of ;login:, Usenix and SAGE’s magazine: