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QOTW: "There's no compelling reason to use XML DTDs anymore; there are
a *lot* of compelling reasons to not use W3C XML Schemas. Relax NG is
almost always the right choice of schema language" -- Joe English
"The big secret to tuning AOLserver is that there isn't much to tune.
There's minimal gain to be made by increasing the transmission buffer
sizes in nssock, and you can play with the MaxThreads, increasing it until
contention begins to dominate your timing. Most people I've encountered
trying to tune AOLserver are saddled with slow applications which really
don't respond to tuning." -- Peter M. Jansson
POTW: Tcl helps Terry Hampton's STORMS win the Association for Financial
Professionals 2005 Grand Prize Pinnacle Award.
Is cgi.tcl fit for more-than-a-toy applications? You better
believe it is; Robert Heller provides the evidence.
Epicycloids and wavelet decompositions and lissajous visualizations,
Many models of Starpack development still differ at the level
of exact placement of source within a VFS. Here's one that
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his so-accurate summary of Wiki activity:
If there is some focal point on last week's Wiki,
then I'd say: graphics. But you might say databases
or object-oriented programming too. Anyway: here is the
completely subjective summary from your chronicler.
- Characters with those little thingies on top or
through or below? You want them? Try:
- Oh, you don't want them? Try <http://wiki.tcl.tk/14833>>,
but it could be more general.
- Chemical arithmetics is an older page revived with
new information - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13359>>
- Go beyond mere characters with this grammar-
conforming random sentences machine -
- Attract any one's attention with this
jittering window, but be gentle and stop it
after a while - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/14457>>
- Repeat and repeat on ever smaller scales:
The secret behind "recursive curves" -
- Simplicity can be a virtue - a simple
animation of a simple object -
- Selecting a file with more information?
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/14805>> may let you
- Calling routines from the NAG numerical
library? A piece of critcl cake -
- A virtual filesystem with a not-so-virtual
database behind it - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/14799>>
- Make better use of Oracle and learn from these
examples - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/12147>>
Everything Tcl-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in these
The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries
comp.lang.tcl is a crucial resource for Tcl practitioners.
An interesting perspective on its traffic appears at
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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