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QOTW: "In Tcl, threads are typically viewed as 'last resort'." - Victor
"My personal rule of thumb is never use regexp if there is another way." - Bud
POTW: There is a new kid in the class of 8.4.12. Eric Hassold of Evolane
announced the public availability of eTcl for Windows Mobile 2003 based on
TCL/TK 8.4.12, part of a bouquet of builds for Windows Mobile, PocketPC,
Windows * and Linux.
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
Encrypted single-file freeWrapped executables have arrived.
freeWrap 6.2 from Dennis la Belle, based on TCL/TK 8.4.12,
encrypts by default all wrapped files.
Encryption chatter stimulates a question from Kevin Walzer.
Can QNX enjoy the same benefits?
TCL/TK has a reputation for wide availability on diverse platforms.
Binary extensions to TCL on occasion lag behind or are a bother to
port. This is to some part due to problems with the build environment:
Every body else has Macros. TCL must certainly be inferior to those
more fortunate languages! Or maybe not ...: various methods are
produced, explored and mainly deemed unnessesary.
Open a folder on the desktop? Platform dependent ways and ease of use.
This and nice tricks for calling a browser are discussed in this thread:
Regular Expressions are not instant_use. A good book on RE and and an
exercise machine can be a boon:
TIP #260 is new: Add Underline Option to Canvas Text Items.
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his so-accurate summary of Wiki activity:
This summary refers to very new pages almost exclusively -
with one noticeable exception: a very old one. Here they
- Draw your pictures in 3D, this package ought to make
it easy: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15278>>
- One of many games, this has the advantage of being
simple and playable on one of those PocketPCs we
hear so much about ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15262>>
- A charming little script that allows you to
inspect some metric aspects of your code
- It appears to be tougher if you have to
count a million lines quickly ...
More than meets the eye ...
- Using the concept of "filters" to build an
application - it might work: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15253>>
- Collections of data need to be traversed, one way or
another ... The question is how? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15271>>
- A compiler? Really? This one transforms Tcl code into
a Java program - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15269>>
- A tiny script building a tiny editor for a tiny
computer ... What a great idea: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15280>>
TCL is alive and growing on OSX <http://wiki.tcl.tk/references/15258!>>
Colliding Blocks are clever <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15262>>
SampleExtension is a framework for building (binary) extensions
Networking is easy with tcl <http://wiki.tcl.tk/references/9050!>>
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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