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QOTW: "But for everything else, if it's long enough to be worth writing in a
file in the first place, it's (almost) always better written in Tcl." - Donal
"Tclers and eggdroppers are two communities deeply divided by a common
language... with very different style and expectations." - Richard
POTW: TILE: and just to keep people aware that it will change their
experience: the Tile Widget Set is a next-generation re-implementation of
many of the core Tk widgets, along with the addition of several new widgets.
With Tile, Tk applications can achieve an appearance much closer to native
platform widgets, as well as take advantage of a modern, highly dynamic
theme engine to produce a wide variety of alternative user interface styles.
Tile widgets complement the existing Tk widgets, and Tile is currently being
incorporated directly into Tk.
Building extensions under Ming-GW:
A new Web site devoted to Tcl is of high quality:
TEA : adding a library reference:
Discussions on Tile (Ttk), assumptions made by users,
and the divergence with what the developers aim for.
New service on comp.lang.tcl : BashTran, converting
a bash shell-script to tcl:
Hitches you can run into with expect on its own:
and with porting from linux to windows:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his so-accurate summary of Wiki activity:
Some long pages with exposes that may never be complete,
some short pages that nicely fit on the screen, in other
words, business as usual.
Discussions and expositions
- If you have a slave interpreter, what should the [exit]
command do? Remarkable facettes of what seems a simple
command at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/894>>
- Should a programming language be more natural?
Pros and cons at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15488>>
- And for all your thoughts and insights:
"postits" - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15485>>
Demos, games and little helpers
- Visually changing the work directory -
Richard Suchenwirth creates yet another
little tool for those little computers
- Enter and leave: binding commands to events
is so easy and useful ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/14573>>
- A promise for the near future: inspection tools
for Windows - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15501>>
- Make OpenOffice work from within Tcl? Just
use "tcluno" - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15447>>
- Wrap your app in a single executable with Freewrap ...
This little - French - tool will make it easier
when there are several files to consider -
- If you have solved six puzzles today, why not
finish it off with a 3D maze? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/4188>>
for your delight!
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 ..."
There's also a high-quality Wikibook on Tcl:
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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