tcl editor or IDE (komodo?)

Colin Law clanlaw at
Mon Apr 11 09:47:21 UTC 2016

On 11 April 2016 at 08:42, thufir <hawat.thufir at> wrote:
> I've installed ubuntu-make, umake, but can't find a reasonable IDE for my
> tcl needs.  There's a Netbeans plugin which might use, or, if all else
> fails, resort to Eclipse.
> The tcl page on IDE's seems woefully out of date and vague:
> The most interesting, komodo, is closed source; I'm installing the open
> source, and free as in beer, komodo edit.  My needs are pretty basic,
> primarily to catch syntax errors and to nicely format tcl and expect with
> standard indenting.  Git I can use from the CLI.
> Any suggestions or alternatives?  From time to time I've looked at emacs,
> but it never seemed worth the learning curve, at least for Java.  Perhaps
> it's a better tool for tcl...

I use jEdit for everything.  I see it has tcl syntax support though I
have not used that.  It has a good selection of plugins for managing
projects and so on.


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