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QOTW: "... since the book is effectively worth $1000'S in the information
contained, the actual price paid is effectively free." -- Bruce Hartweg
"Most such individuals also seem constitutionally incapable of understanding
that 'if the proposal is already valid syntax in some context, then someone,
somewhere surely has code that the proposed change will break.'" -- Kevin
POTW: "Structured storage" is a Microsoft keyword. Pat Thoyts
provides a package to access structured storage.
Csaba Nemethi boosts his popular multi-column listbox
package Tablelist to Version 3.8.
apnadkarni's twapi is also popular and important.
Tile remains a (much prized) work-in-progress. Learn
the philosophy of its programming.
Melissa Schrumpf provides a tutorial on hardware interfaces,
serialization, and their programming.
Among the many things Expect makes easy is emulation of simple
hardware. Well, it's easy if you're expert in its use. If
you're not, it's past time to learn about [interact].
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his report from the Wiki(s):
The activity at the Tclers' Wiki was high as usual, with some smart looking
games and other applications added to it. So, no more delay, here is the
Who wants to play a game?
- Two smooth versions of the ancient Asteroids game on the Wiki:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/13574>> and <http://wiki/tcl.tk/13601>>
Who wants some application?
- Here is a friendly front-end for freewrap - <http://wfr.tcl.tk/919>>
(yes, the page is French)
- Instead, you can also put gnuplot to good use - a three-dimensional
animation for your amusement and education: <http://wfr.tcl.tk/918>>
- To complete this triplet, an editor for Tcl in Tcl -
Who is interested in biology?
- This page contains a multitude of links to applications in the
field of molecular biology - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/12367>>
Who needs advice on:
- HTML codes for >, < and the like? <http://wfr.tcl.tk/724>> may be
in French, but the code is simple.
- Making a nice progress bar when progress is not measurable?
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/12786>> uses Tile for this.
- Storing configuration files? As every platform requires a
different approach, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13565>> sums it all up.
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".
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
deli.cio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Tcl intelligence.
Cameron Laird tracks several Tcl/Tk references of interest
Cetus Links maintains a Tcl/Tk page with verified links
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