elisp is the programming language of Emacs. The reference manual and a programming tutorial are available at http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/elisp-manual/ and http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs-lisp-intro/ respectively.
The Emacs Lisp archive at Ohio State is long gone, but repositories of Emacs Lisp packages are maintained at http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/ElispArea and http://anc.ed.ac.uk/~stephen/emacs/ell.html . Most 3rd party packages are also posted to news:gnu.emacs.sources , which is archived at http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/gnu-emacs-sources/ and http://groups.google.com/ .
See the Tcl Emacs editing mode containing help code, a tcl interaction mode, menus, font lock support, etc. It is available at http://drip.colorado.edu/%7Etromey/src/tcl.el . [Is this the tcl.el distributed with Emacs 21?]
Gregor Schmid has written a major mode for tcl scripts. He posted tcl-mode 1.1 to gnu.emacs.sources at one time and so it should be on one of the emacs elisp-archives . [Is this the tcl-mode.el distributed with Emacs 19?]
DKF has an extra elisp library at http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/%7Efellowsd/tcl/#fontlock which provides enhanced syntax highlighting (font lock). An alternative URL mentioned was http://r8h.cs.man.ac.uk:800/tcl/ .
Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen mailto:[email protected] has written Expect functionality in an elisp package. It is going to be included in Emacs in a future release. Email the contact about details.
See also the TclMode page on the Emacs Wiki at http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/TclMode .
At one point, this elisp code was posted to comp.lang.tcl:
(defun font-lock-set-defaults () "Set `font-lock-keywords' to something appropriate for this mode." (setq font-lock-keywords (cond ((eq major-mode 'lisp-mode) lisp-font-lock-keywords) ((eq major-mode 'emacs-lisp-mode) lisp-font-lock-keywords) ((eq major-mode 'c-mode) c-font-lock-keywords) ((eq major-mode 'c++-c-mode) c-font-lock-keywords) ((eq major-mode 'c++-mode) c++-font-lock-keywords) ((eq major-mode 'tex-mode) tex-font-lock-keywords) ((eq major-mode 'perl-mode) perl-font-lock-keywords) ((eq major-mode 'tcl-mode) tcl-font-lock-keywords) ((eq major-mode 'texinfo-mode) texi-font-lock-keywords) (t nil))))
Make nice comment to describe the next proc (davidw):
(define-skeleton tcl-command-comment "Make Tcl comment to describe command" nil "# " (progn (save-excursion (re-search-forward "proc \\([^ ]+\\) " nil t) (match-string 1))) " -- # # xxx # # Arguments: # None. # # Side Effects: # None. # # Results: # None. ")
Here's some code from davidw that provides an interface to a tcl man page.
(defun tclman () "Get 3tcl man page" (interactive) (let* ((default-entry (Man-default-man-entry)) (input (read-string (format "3tcl Manual entry%s: " (if (string= default-entry "") "" (format " (default %s)" default-entry)))))) (if (string= input "") (Man-getpage-in-background (concat "-S 3tcl " default-entry)) (Man-getpage-in-background (concat "-S 3tcl " input)))))
http://www.purl.org/NET/Tcl-FAQ/part4.html lists these related tools.
What: eev Where: http://www.mat.puc-rio.br/%7Eedrx/emacs.html Description: eev.el is a Emacs Lisp library that provides a method to place hyperlinks and shell/Tcl/TeX/Perl/etc. code inside text files. Currently at version 2000may27. Updated: 11/1999 Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Eduardo Ochs) What: Emacsclient alternative Where: http://www.inx.de/%7Ejn/tcl-hacks/ (dead link as of 2008-08-23 -- [UKo]) Description: A "cheap" variant of the Emacsclient/server model which does not wait for completion, works across a network on the same X display, and utilizes xauth security, written in Tk and Emacs Lisp. Updated: 10/1996 Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Juergen Nickelsen) What: prettyp Where: http://www.ee.ryerson.ca/%7Eelf/prettyp/ Description: Suite of programs that generate pretty PostScript source code lists, using TeX. prettyp uses tfontedpr. Supports C, C++, FORTRAN77, ISP, Icon, Java, LDL, Emacs Mock Lisp, Model, Modula2, Pascal, Perl, Python, RATFOR, Russell, sh/csh, Tcl, VHDL, and yacc grammer, as well as Makefiles and Imakefiles. Now has support for color printing - comments, keywords, and literal strings can all have different colors. Also improved Perl support and added VHDL support Currently at version 2.0 . Updated: 05/2002 Contact: mailto:[email protected] (Luis Fernandes) What: Tk Emacs widget Where: ftp://ftp.tcl.tk/pub/tcl/mirror/ftp.procplace.com/sorted/packages-7.6/text/TkEmacs1.3.tar.gz Description: Emacs widget for the Tk widget set. Allows emacs-lisp code to be sent to emacs and Tcl code to be sent from emacs to Tcl. Works with tk2.3 and tk3.0 (and should work with tk3.1 when it is available). Contains patches for GNU Emacs 18.58 and 18.59. Updated: 10/1998 Contact: [Sven Delmas]