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QOTW: "Isn't Tcl just a cross-platform portability library written in C
that has a builtin facility for parsing config files?" -- rmax
"Hello...just wanted to say I am using Tile on TkAqua and it rules." -- wordtech
POTW: The chatroom has lately given a lot of attention to Coccinella
Want to pop up a tk_messageBox to your user, but not have a 'tk'
If you [exec someProgram], you might need both the exit code and the
output from stdout. You can either use [bgexec], or combine [exec]
Looking for the Nth occurrence of a word in a string is quite
straightforward, but you have to do it right. You should not use the
list commands, but rather the [string] command!
Using COM objects from a starkit? Yes you can, tcom is stubs
More and more things can be done with pure Tcl, making your code
ultimately portable. This week sees the addition of LZW GIF
Backslashes. \\ or \ or \\\\? Always confusing.
Did you know you can [bind] multiple event handler to one event?
There are several ways of learning Tcl, and although the conference
tutorials might not be available for free, excellent material is
available online. This one will get you started in no time at all,
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his report from the Wiki:
Last week's conference generated its own Wiki pages, so that deserves its
own section. But all is not conference-related, so read on!
- First of all, several slide shows are already available:
- The conference stirred a lot of interest in ways to "be there without
actually being there". So:
- an audio channel was set up - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/12643>>
- webcams were polled - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/12683>>
(and we will not detail the chat facilities ...)
- Curious about the winner of the GUI contest? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/4005>>
leads you to this wonderful piece of software ...
- Sometimes one talk leads to a new idea - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/12694>>
discusses the merits of "virtual framebuffers".
- Watch those global variables come into existence - they can bite, you know:
- Whatever you may think of CVS, it is a widely used version control system.
And now you even embed into your Tcl application, for instance for automatic
- "Murphy's law" is ubiquitous enough to justify this page:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/12645>>. Add your anecdotes for the benefit of others.
- Here is one application that may have suffered from it:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/6277>> used to retrieve a nice map from whatever
place on earth you asked for. Now it does not work anymore, apparently,
due to external changes.
Everything Tcl-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in these
The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries
The Tcl Developer Site is Tcl's "home base".
The Eleventh Mostly-Annual Tcl Conference will be this October.
Larry Virden maintains a comp.lang.tcl FAQ launcher
The Tcl Developer Xchange is a highly organized resource center
of documents and software with provisions for individuals to
maintain references to their own software:
The TDX sponsor, ActiveState, also keeps info to convince your
boss Tcl is a good thing
The Tcl'ers Wiki is a huge, dynamic, collaboratively edited repository
of documentation, examples, tutorials and pontifications on all things
For the ideal overview of the topics about Tcl most likely to
interest a newcomer, see "Arts and Crafts ..."
ActiveState maintains binaries distribution and development tools
along with a Cookbook of Tcl recipes
Cameron Laird tracks several Tcl/Tk references of interest
Cetus Links maintains a Tcl/Tk page with verified links
Google Groups archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts
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