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Stable release
8.3.3 / December 10, 2004
Preview release
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Text editor
License Proprietary software
Website Archived September 6, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.

Alphatk is a text editor that was originally inspired by the Mac OS-only editor, "Alpha", which was written in C, but Alphatk was rewritten in Tcl[1] to run on any platform that Tk runs on: Windows, Unix, and Mac OS X.

Alphatk is most useful for:

Called "a more pleasant alternative to Emacs",[2] Alphatk has very rich features to aid in writing and editing of the supported files types. As well as being useful for creating and editing such documents, Alphatk provides a host of facilities for communicating with compilers, diff, patch, version control systems, ftp sites, websites, etc.

A large part of Alphatk's functionality is provided by the open-source AlphaTcl library of code. There are several hundred thousand lines of code.


  1. ^ "ANN: Alphatk text editor 8.0fc1". 
  2. ^ "Indispensable Applications". Archived from the original on 2015-09-14. 

External links[edit]

  • "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-06. Retrieved 2005-09-18.