Fifth Annual Tcl/Tk Workshop, 1997
Jacl: A Tcl Implementation in Java
Ioi K. Lam, Brian Smith
Department of Computer Science
Jacl, Java Command Language, is a version of the
Tcl  scripting language for the Java  environment. Jacl
is designed to be a universal scripting language for Java: the
Jacl interpreter is written completely in Java and can run on
any Java Virtual Machine. Jacl can be used to create Web content
or to control Java applications.
This paper explains the need for Jacl as a scripting
language for Java and discusses the implications of Jacl for both
the Java and Tcl programming communities. It then describes
how to use Jacl. It also explains the implementation of the Jacl
interpreter and how to write Tcl extensions in Java.