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QOTW: "We take guys who are networking types with no programming experience
and get them doing useful development in Tcl in just a few days." -- Roy Smith
"Having to resort to [eval] is often a clue you may be working too hard." --
POTW: With V2.1.1, Will Duquette's Notebook is available as a native
Stop an Expect-spawned process, with prejudice.
Rich Wurth writes from the ancestral home of Unix about the
early days of wild-carding.
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his report from the Wiki(s):
Besides the usual tips and tricks regarding widgets and the like,
you can find two announcements of meetings on the Wiki! But first
things first ...
Widgets and windows
- Find yourself repeating code over and over again to make
your GUI work smoothly? This framework might just be what
you want - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/14005>>
- The screen is an expensive piece of real-estate, so perhaps
a more compact scale widget can help you solve some design
issues? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13823>> shows how.
- Perhaps this page will make you appreciate Tile even more
after the recent announcement of the latest version:
<http;//wiki.tcl.tk/13636> is a showcase for Tile applications
Programming at large
- For those who watch the Wiki for fundamental programming
concepts, the page on continuations is surely worth your
while - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13232>>
- A golden oldie resurfaces: communication between Tcl
programs - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1077>>
- We have seen "Jim" appear, now a "parrot" - how long before
"Long John Silver" makes it to Tcl's treasure island ...
Your fellow Tclers ...
- The 12th annual Tcl/Tk conference and the fifth
European Tcl/Tk meeting have been announced:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/13846>> and <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10647>>
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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