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QOTW: "Snap dabbit when am I going to learn to read the last line." - Sean
"The [list] command (and the other list constructors too) has the distinction
of producing lists that are simultaneously commands that undergo no further
substitution when evaluated." - Donal K. Fellows
POTW: TIL - The Tcl ICE Library: TIL is a collection of Tcl-only libraries
and utilities of general type. In general, TIL has three major goals.
1. Facilitate the development, deployment and surveillance of
Tcl-based distributed applications and systems.
2. Suppress the discrepancies between UNIX and Windows when it
comes to administration and deployment.
3. Demonstrate a design principle that consists in writing
network-aware simple components. These components handle a
single and well-defined task and an application consists of
several of these components, assembled on one or several
and a new version is ready to use:
Tickle the Python and get Perl-ing laughter. In contrast to compiled
languages where programms are led to work chained, scripted languages
tend to have more leeway leading to different paradigms and
There is a Tcl'ler in Antarctica but he has not placed his flag yet.
All those others had some fun with http://www.frappr.com/tcl:
Calling from multiple worker threads into a single thread with tcl
interpreter. A very compact solution ripped from tcl_threads to
J.-L. Fontaine announces new versions of moodss (21.0) and moomps (5.4),
as well as a view through a glassball into the future which glimpses
new features in abundance:
Quick, quick, quick, give me some reference man! Tcl Quick Reference
on the net:
There is a hash behind every array. Translating Perl to Tcl:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his so-accurate summary of Wiki activity:
Mondays can be frustrating, but most of the time a good cup of coffee
helps, and a look at the Wiki. So, here we go!
- Two pages of a tutorial nature (is that a correct English adjective?)
The very beginner might be served by <http://wiki.tcl.tk/660>> and
a casual Tcl user might feel at home at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/799>>
- The casual game player may like to try <http://wiki.tcl.tk/957>>:
no frills or fancy images, just plain dice rolled in the Yahtzee
Moving from casual to slightly more systematic
- A do-it-yourself tiny version control system, for a tiny
- How a joke about testing can bring mathematical enlightenment:
- Blogging seems to be a fashionable thing ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/12061>>
presents a few weblogs that may or may not have anyrthing or
everything to do with Tcl or Tclers.
- Here's a riddle: a perfectly well-behaved algorithm that nevertheless
produces unexpected, ridiculous results ... Yes, the distinction
between integers and floating-point numbers seems to be the
From systematic to artistic
- The name is cryptic, until you read the origin: use [corp] for
instance to copy a procedure into another interpreter.
- Simple experimenting platform, pocket edition" <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15352>>
- Get yourself an image, turn into another picture, and another
and another ... The instructions are in French, but other than
that, the limits are only your imagination:
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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