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QOTW: "If you don't need 'real Tcl', both Hecl and Jacl are viable
projects." - David N. Welton on comp.lang.tcl thus tickles the inner
eye of Adrian Ho:
"The more I think about [eTcl], the more I feel empowered." - Richard
POTW: iReveal is a cross-platform desktop file search tool, developed in
Tcl/Tk, that combines powerful under-the-hood search technology with great
ease-of-use. It scours corners of your hard drive that your system's
built-in search tools may ignore. It searches your system in real-time,
unlike other programs that can provide out-of-date results. It lets you
see files that are invisible in your file manager. Finally, it runs on all
three of the major desktop platforms: Mac OS X, Windows XP, and Linux.
iReveal is shareware priced at $19.95. Developed by WordTech Software,
it requires Mac OS X 10.4.
Steve Redler announces the 13th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference, October 9-13,
2006 in Naperville, Illinois USA and issues a Call for Papers.
Submissions as plain text please to <firstname.lastname@example.org> no later than May
You won't come clean with SOAP ( not with Tcl, eBay and Amazon )
But Adrian Ho found ways to bend XML to his will.
The Cross with building for a span of platforms. A dissemination about
issues connected to OSX/Darwin by Robert Heller, Kevin Walzer and Daniel
As already mentioned in the last TclURL Active State has been sold.
The rather relaxed tone of the ensuing discussion and and a bit of patting
by Cameron Laird indicates that this will not be detrimental to Tcl:
Creating a fake channel in tcl for testing, simulation or other purposes.
After some sidestepping over manual pages A. Kupries memchan package is
Ways and tricks to "binary scan"ing null terminated string are
presented that utilise either options to "binary scan" or postprocess
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
no new TIPS have been submitted but some shuffling was done:
TIP 215 by Andreas Leitgeb : Make [incr] Auto-Initialize Undefined Variables
changed to Final
TIP 258 by Don Porter : Enhanced Interface for Encodings
changed to Final
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his so-accurate summary of Wiki activity:
Sometimes things are simply not easy, as can be seen
from some pages on the Wiki this week ... Or is it
simply a matter of asking the right questions?
- How to combine WSDL and Tcl? Is that at all
feasible? Apparently ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1716>>
- Is it a piece of cake, a nice generic name for a
platform? Or is it as difficult as this page
seems to indicate? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/8522>>
- Here is another one: migrating your app to Tile!
How should you go about? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15443>>
All other kinds
- Are the pieces of a date and a time easier to come by?
Most certainly they are! Take your pick:
- Fancy a rubick-cube-like game? Sure, although your computer may
break its head over it: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15442>>
- The final unification of Tcl and OpenGL? If not,
it comes close to being the penultimate!
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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