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Other books in this series. In Exploring Expecthe provides a comprehensive tutorial on all of Expect’s features, allowing you to put it immediately to work on your problems. It is a exprct that, as an instructor, I find often discourages users, primarily beginners or others who do not have a formal technical education. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Table of contents Preface.

Practical C Programming Steve Oualline. Book ratings by Goodreads. You don’t even need the source code!

This guide, on the other hand, is often a discouraging chore to read. This book provides an introduction to Tcl and describes how Expect applies Tcl’s power to the new field of interaction automation.

My beef is the author’s inability to be a great pedagogue. And, if you’d like to approach Tcl by way of example, expect is as good a choice as I’ve come across.


Exploring EXPECT : A TCL Based Toolkit for Automating Interactive Programs

How To Read This Book. Expect is quickly becoming a part of every UNIX user’s toolbox.

My only issue is that the author needs to port it to more languages. This is not an issue in the simplest of examples, and the simplest of examples is all that one finds exepct the first pages of the book.

It employs inline cross-references and footnotes where a sidebar or a simple table would have been a welcome relief from flipping back and forth. Expooring out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Exploring Expect

Looking for beautiful books? For example, you can use Expect to test interactive programs with no changes to their interfaces. Please try again later. One of these items ships sooner than the other. Other editions – View all Exploring Expect: 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.


Whether your interest is in Expect or interaction automation or you simply want to learn about Tcl and see how it has been used in real software, you will find Exploring Expect a treasure trove of easy-to-understand and valuable information.

Don Libes (Author of Exploring Expect)

Don Libes’s book put me in a bad mood, so I will be tough on him and only give 2 stars, although I debate with myself whether 2 or 3 is appropriate. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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