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Exploring EXPECT : A TCL Based Toolkit for Automating Interactive Programs

I was also very curious to see how Tcl was used to make this tool. Book ratings by Goodreads. Get to Know Us. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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Using Expect to automate these applications will allow you to speed up tasks and, in many cases, solve new problems that you never would have even considered before. Product details Format Book pages Dimensions x x Ships from and sold liibes Amazon. To those ends, I wasn’t disappointed.

Contents 1 Introduction What Is Expect? Account Options Sign in. This book provides an introduction to Tcl and describes how Expect applies Tcl’s power to the new field of interaction automation. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

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One can write concise, if not elegant, scripts. For example, you can use Expect to test interactive programs with no changes to their interfaces.

The Best Books of I am also concurrently reading it cover-to-cover because I like Libes’s style — the way he throws in his programming phylosophy with his examples so you can see why he’s doing something a certain way. Selected pages Page 2. Only having basic information in the basic part of the book is a solution. And, if you’d like to approach Tcl by way of example, expect is as good a choice as I’ve come across.

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I do not want to base my review on the fact that the book made me sleepy, because that may be more a statement about me than the book. I really like the Exercises at the end of each chapter.

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And he has written that section with the lack of clarity that other reviewers have complained about. We’re explorinh millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Buy the selected items together This item: I’ve been using this book for over 13 years, and it’s still current, still very useful.

Expect can work like a switch statement to handle all of these: I like how the author addresses issues of portability without obsessing on it. Expect is the first of a new breed of programs based on Tcl, the Tool Command Lies that is rocking the computer science community.

Expect makes it possible to automate tedious interactive work at the interface level. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Showing of 44 reviews. Or wrap interactive programs with Motif-like front-ends to control applications by buttons, scrollbars, and other graphic elements with no recompilation of the original programs.

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