wish (Unix shell)
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|Original author(s)||Mary Gray|
|Developer(s)||Tcl Core Team and Maintainers|
|Initial release||May 20, 1988|
8.6.10 / November 21, 2019
wish (Windowing Shell) is a Tcl interpreter extended with the Tk commands available for Unix-like operating systems with X Window System, MacOS, Microsoft Windows and Android. It provides developers with the facility to create GUI widgets using the Tk toolkit in the Tcl programming language.
wish can be run without parameters. Then the
% prompt is displayed and the interpreter awaits for commands entered interactively by the user. An empty window is opened in which the widgets created by user commands are displayed. This mode is suitable for experimenting.
wish is run with a name of a file containing a Tcl/Tk script as a parameter. It is also possible to run directly Tcl/Tk scripts; in Unix using the shebang construction; in Windows by associating the
.tcl extension with the wish program.
- Welch, Brent B.; Jones, Ken; Hobbs, Jeffrey (2003). Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education, Inc. - Prentice Hall PTTR. p. 25. ISBN 0-13-038560-3.
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- "AndroWish". 2013-12-04.
- Gray, Mary (May 20, 1988), Wish – A Window-Based Shell for X (PDF), Computer Science Department, University of California, Berkeley, retrieved November 8, 2016
- Flynt, Clif (2012-01-17). Tcl/Tk: A Developer's Guide (3rd ed.). Elsevier: Morgan Kaufman. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-12-384717-1.