Eclipse - How to configure/install Eclipse to develop in TCL ?


This article is a step by step guide on how to install and configure Eclipse to develop in TCL.


  • Install the JDK (minimal 1.5)
  • Download the minimal platform library (File, 47 MB) from Eclipse
  • unzip the eclipse file in the Program Files directory
  • in the same directory, modify the eclipse.ini by adding this line to give the Jvm path :
-vm "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_21\bin\java.exe"
  • start eclipse by launching the file eclipse.exe
  • in the Workspace, in the Help menu, choose “Install New Features …”
  • select the Galileo Update Site, wait a little bit and when the features appears, select the TCL part of DLTK as below :

  • Click next, EMF is then automatically selected :

  • Next and finish to install TCL
  • When asked, restart Eclipse


  • Download and install the interpreter from the tcl website
  • Create a new project and select TCL as type
  • Click configure and give the path to the executable file named tclsh, wish, or expect.


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