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QOTW: "[Y]ou only need curly braces when you need curly braces." -- Bryan
POTW: "mkRinterp is a ... neat and powerful remote control tool." It
works like the familiar Tcl interpreter--except it runs remotely. Check
XOTcl fits nicely in a Starkit.
A Microsoft-sponsored magazine finds a place for Tcl.
Brian Theado makes Tcl-based fun-and-games convenient.
It's time to plan your attendance at the Fifth Tcl/Tk User
Conference at the end of May.
Why does Bryan Oakley explain binding so clearly? In part,
because he's practiced the explanation so many times.
Don Porter illustrates use of [namespace code]. Because Tk
evaluates callbacks in global scope, this example is *very*
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his report from the Wiki(s):
Cool things with pictures and smart things about packages ...
The Wiki is filled yet again with any kind of wisdom you
are looking for - as long as it Tcl-related.
A picture says more ...
- A progress bar is easy to create and handle - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/4951>>
presents one and refers to others.
- Pictures are usually stored in any of a wide variety of formats.
Here are two readers for well-known formats: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13760>>
if you are interested in PNG files and <http://wiki.tcl.tk/8843>> for
the TGA format.
- Okay, so you want to make a picture, but you have no screen to put it
on (like in a typical CGI environment). No worry:
discusses sundry ways out.
Smart tricks, clever demos and other delights
- Does the term "balanced tree" mean anything? Well, skiplists offer
the same advantages and more ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10430>> for a
- A clever trick: use command traces to create exit handlers. And if
you do not have the luxury of Tcl 8.4+, then there is a solution too,
- Do you fancy a functional programming style? Then check this: monads the
Haskell way - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13844>>
- A well-known puzzle ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13850>>
- Artificial intelligence is not at all beyond Tcl capabilities. Check
out the programs Jason Tang and others have collected -
- (For those who read French) Here is a nice summary of how to use the
Postgress database system with Tcl - <http://wfr.tcl.tk/235>>
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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