Common Lisp bindings for the Tk GUI toolkit

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"No Drama GUI"

Common Lisp bindings for the Tk GUI toolkit.



  • TCL/TK interpreter (version >= 8.6)

Lisp libraries

  • alexandria;
  • cl-ppcre-unicode;
  • cl-lex;
  • cl-yacc;
  • clunit2;
  • cl-colors2;
  • named-readtables.

All of the above libraries are available on quicklisp.

TCL/TK libraries (optional)

  • TKlib


  1. install the tk interpreter (example on a Debian system follows)
  2. #+BEGIN_SRC sh # apt-get install tk #+END_SRC
  1. optionally install tklib
  2. #+BEGIN_SRC sh # apt-get install tklib #+END_SRC
  1. open a REPL and type
  2. #+BEGIN_SRC lisp (ql:quickload "nodgui") #+END_SRC
  1. try it!
  2. #+BEGIN_SRC lisp (nodgui.demo::demo) #+END_SRC


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This software is Copyright (c) 2003-2010 Peter Herth Portions Copyright (c) 2005-2010 Thomas F. Burdick Portions Copyright (c) 2006-2010 Cadence Design Systems Portions Copyright (c) 2010 Daniel Herring Portions Copyright (c) 2018,2019,2020 cage

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