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QOTW: "Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a
UI problem." -- William Dye
"IMO backups aren't the problem ... recovery is." -- Steve Landers
POTW: TKproE is a sophisticated IDE for, and written in, Tcl/Tk.
Learn all about the Tcl 2005 Conference.
Melissa Schrumpf and Quokka contrast [grid] and [pack] in useful
detail, while Bryan Oakley succinctly diagnoses common mistakes.
Kevin Kenny and Quokka idiomatically truncate [text] "accumulators".
When tempted to switch on [winfo class $w], Joe English remembers to
leverage virtual events and class bindings.
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his summary of Wiki activity:
The usual potpourri of subjects on the Wiki - so let us
muse over a few of them ...
- A little aid to internationalise option menus: the displayed
text is also the value of the variable ... But what if
you want text in French and values in English?
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/14574>> solves this problem.
- Ah, the canvas! With a few bindings you make it act
very interactively - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/14573>> shows
the basics of Enter and Leave events.
- A file manager in Tcl/Tk with impressive screenshots.
See for yourself at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/14561>>
Techniques and stuff
- Locking resources (such as files) so that multiple
applications can share them properly ... not as easy
as it might seem. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/593>> discusses
- Ever ran into strange bugs or quirks or merely
unexpected results with regular expressions?
Here are a few tips - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1345>>
- Scotty may see a new wave of development ...
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/14576>> mentions a few of the
things that could be done and perhaps will be
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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