How to use this tool?

This free online converter lets you convert code from Tcl to Lua in a click of a button. To use this converter, take the following steps -

  1. Type or paste your Tcl code in the input box.
  2. Click the convert button.
  3. The resulting Lua code from the conversion will be displayed in the output box.

Key differences between Tcl and Lua

SyntaxTcl has a simple and flexible syntax with commands and arguments separated by spaces.Lua has a minimalistic and lightweight syntax with a focus on simplicity and readability.
ParadigmTcl is primarily a procedural language but also supports object-oriented programming.Lua is a multi-paradigm language that supports procedural, functional, and object-oriented programming.
TypingTcl is dynamically typed, meaning variable types are determined at runtime.Lua is dynamically typed, allowing variables to hold values of any type.
PerformanceTcl is known for its simplicity and ease of use, but it may not be as performant as some other languages.Lua is designed for performance and efficiency, making it a popular choice for embedded systems and game development.
Libraries and frameworksTcl has a smaller ecosystem of libraries and frameworks compared to Lua.Lua has a wide range of libraries and frameworks available, making it easier to find existing solutions for various tasks.
Community and supportTcl has a smaller community and less active support compared to Lua.Lua has a larger and more active community, with extensive documentation and support available.
Learning curveTcl has a relatively steep learning curve due to its unique syntax and concepts.Lua has a relatively low learning curve, making it easier for beginners to grasp.