Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Scripting

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Date 12/13/2021

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2.1. Tool Command Language

Tcl (pronounced “tickle”) stands for Tool Command Language, and is the industry-standard scripting language. Tcl supports control structures, variables, network socket access, and APIs.

With Tcl, you can work seamlessly across most development platforms. Synopsys* , Mentor Graphics* , and Intel software products support the Tcl language.

By combining Tcl commands and Intel® Quartus® Prime API functions, you can create your own procedures and automate your design flow. Run Intel® Quartus® Prime software in batch mode, or execute individual Tcl commands interactively in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Tcl shell.

Intel® Quartus® Prime software supports Tcl/Tk version 8.5, supplied by the Tcl DeveloperXchange.