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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

The authors grant you the rights to distribute and use this software as governed by the terms of the Lisp Lesser GNU Public License (, known as the LLGPL.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.