Third Edition Thanks
John Ousterhout continues his wonderful role as Tcl benefactor, now as founder of Scriptics Corporation. I'd like to thank every one of the great folks that I work with at Scriptics, especially the pioneering crew of Sarah Daniels, Scott Stanton, Ray Johnson, Bryan Surles, Melissa Hirschl, Lee Bernhard, Suresh Sastry, Emil Scaffon, Pat P., Scott Redman, and Berry Kercheval. The rest of the gang deserves a big thanks for making Scriptics such an enjoyable place to work. Jerry Peek, who is a notable author himself, provided valuable advice and wonderfully detailed comments! Ken Jones told me about a great indexing tool.
I'd like to thank all the readers that drop me the encouraging note or probing question via e-mail. I am always interested in new and interesting uses of Tcl!
Thanks to the editors at Prentice Hall: Mark Taub, Joan McNamara, and Joan Eurell. Mark continues to encourage me to come out with new editions, and the Joans helped me complete this third edition on time.
Finally, I thank my wonderful wife Jody for her love, kindness, patience, wit, and understanding as I worked long hours. Happily, many of those hours were spent working from home. I now have three sons, Christopher, Daniel, and Michael, who get the credit for keeping me from degenerating into a complete nerd.