Smooth Transitions: Using Tcl 8.5 and Upgrading to Tcl 8.6

Many programmers are familiar with ActiveTcl 8.4, but 8.5 is the new standard and 8.6 is around the corner. These new releases bring many good and significant enhancements to Tcl when used properly. Join resident Tcl expert Jeff Hobbs, Director of Engineering at ActiveState and long-time Tcl community leader and member of the Tcl Core Team, as he reviews Tcl 8.5 and gives a sneak peak into what to expect from Tcl 8.6. From infinite precision math to new data structures and with several new commands, this webinar will cover in depth the major changes in Tcl 8.5 and how to take advantage of them, as well as a glimpse of Tcl 8.6. In addition to major changes in 8.5, he will review best practices and tips to ensure a successful migration.

Topics include:

  • Useful Tcl 8.5 features (expand and dict, bignums, namespaces and more)
  • Why you should upgrade to Tcl 8.6
  • Best Practices for upgrading and data migration: what to watch for, what not to worry about
  • Tcl 8.6 highlights