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QOTW: "you can't trust people who nick-hop and ask inane questions" -- Jeff
"The Erlang guys always think we should use concurrency tests with
200,000 processes ..." -- igouy, on performance-testing
POTW: TkPNG is a lightweight and even "nifty" way to teach Tk about PNG.
When Expect is "hung" for you--you're almost certainly seeing things
wrong. In most cases, "it's not hung, it's just waiting for something
that isn't coming," as Bruce Hartweg observes in a case at hand.
8.5 tweaks [text] behavior, or perhaps it should, but doesn't. The
facts remain unclear.
Melissa Schrumpf explains Windows-hosted Console behavior pertinent
to Tcl and Tk.
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his report from the Wiki(s):
Let us try another way of organising this week's entries for a change:
in order of creation date.
- An old page revived: paning widgets at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/565>>,
but perhaps Tk's own panedwindow will do just as nicely.
- The "jim" interpreter continues to expand - there is an extension now
for running the SQLite database system via "jim":
- The Tcllib library: want to contribute? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/12100>>
tells you how, among other things.
- Tcl has often been likened or compared to LISP. Is Tcl just a
bad imitation of LISP? Surely not - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13410>>
presents some arguments.
- Home sweet home, as the proverb goes. But where is "Home" exactly?
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/13418>> about the woes of Home, End and other
- Is everything a string, as the Tcl maxim goes? A lively debate
- Call it a whim, this window manager written almost entirely
in Tcl ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13972>>, it still is a nice idea :)
- Sometimes you just need it, the disk space that a directory consumes.
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/13978>> may be the answer.
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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