Reads like a seedy novel, no organization, helpless index.,
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Exploring Expect: A Tcl-based Toolkit for Automating Interactive Programs (Nutshell Handbooks) (Taschenbuch)
I've come to "expect" computer books to deliver information in succint form, followed by useful examples. Instead, this book reads like a novel. The only way to understand anything is to read from start to finish. And without a companion TCL reference it's hopeless. Many keywords are used and discussed in passing, but never defined.
The index randomly references word matches within paragraphs instead of topical sections. (Someone must have used a blind "find" function since the index was obviously an afterthought.)
A language with such a narrow purpose and small command set shouldn't require nearly 600 conversational pages. I admit I didn't give this book much of a chance, but as my only available reference to this subject, I am very frustrated. I loved the O'Reilly Perl book. How could they have strayed so badly with this one?