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Re: Using Tcl/Tk with CLISP (was Re: Multi-return value functions and
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- Subject: Re: Using Tcl/Tk with CLISP (was Re: Multi-return value functions and
- From: dudeyp@research.CS.ORST.EDU (Peter Dudey Drake)
- Date: Thu, 16 Feb 95 09:12:16 PST
- In-reply-to: <199502160805.JAA11829@infko.uni-koblenz.de> (message from Oliver Andrich on Thu, 16 Feb 95 09:21:29 +0100)
From: Oliver Andrich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
By the way, can you use the whole power of lisp when using your
method? As I understand you write a Tcl/Tk program that calls Lisp to do
I believe so. Whatever Tcl sends to the Lisp process is sent through
There are three limitations that I know of to the technique I'm using:
- If there's an error on the Lisp end, the whole deal dies hideously.
This could probably be fixed from Lisp by altering the error behavior.
- Wish assumes there will be a fairly quick response. I'm not sure
what happens if it tries to read from the Lisp process when nothing
has been returned yet.
- Wish reads only the first line that gets printed out as the return
value, although this may be arbitrarily long. One should watch out
for pretty printing or shorthand (e.g., # for a deep sublist).
some nice things, that means you have to write program in Tcl/Tk doing
the displaying and you have to write a program in Lisp to do the rest.
Is that right? If that is the fact, then I no that this isn't the way
I want to do it. I want to write a Lisp program that simply sends
messages to the wish-Task, so that I have to learn as little as
possible of Tcl/Tk. (It's hard enough to fight Lisp. :-)
Well, this should work fine, if your task is event-driven. (A
reasonable presumption if you're using Tcl/Tk.) Every time an event
goes off, Tcl asks Lisp what to do with it, and Lisp replies.
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