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QOTW: "You want to allow '_' as the first character of a package name? That
seems overly permissive of uglyness." - DKF on tcl-core
"comm is so useful and robust that I normally advise folks around me to
think about using comm first for IPC, only falling back on manual socket
stuff for the really complicated stuff." - Adrian Ho
POTW: TileQt by George Petasis is a tile theme, which draws tile widgets
with the current (or any other) KDE widget style, thus making tile widgets
look native under the KDE desktop.
Barefooted Gnomes with similar gifts have not been seen yet.
Improvements for tk_get<some>File. Remember last directory ...
and the inherent problems of doing it right in a cross platform
Calculating a timespan has low memory retention in c.l.t:
Carlos Crosetti documents ways packaging, especially with TclDevKit,
can improve Tcl development:
And to keep with the current focus on TileTk:
Handling treeview in Tile:
The king's new clothes or which themes do you use:
Mats Bengtsson not only collects Carbon fragments into a new
SourceForge module, but he's organizing it so that other MacOS
enthusiasts can contribute.
Font, colors on a background of what?
The socket is dead, long live the socket. Or where persistence
goes or not. There is a group of problems users have that stem
from insufficient knowledge about processes, their lifetime
and environmental reach of same:
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
TIP 261 by Martin Lemburg : Return Imported Commands from
[namespace import] is a new TIP which c.l.t. began to discuss:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his so-accurate summary of Wiki activity:
It is that paradoxical time again: sun, bright blue skies and
a bit of snow, so typical for the end of the winter in the
part of the world that your humble chronicler calls his
home. But, with further ado: the summary!
Put it all to good use!
- Everyone should browse this French page once in a while,
with lots of screenshots of real-world applications of
Tcl ... <http://wfr.tcl.tk/598>>
- And your chronicler is glad to read about the Air
Traffic Control application at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15535>>
Test it while you can
- My, never doubt the power of regular expressions,
but perhaps your own ability to understand them?
Sifting through URIs ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15536>>
- Unit testing in the way "junit" does it ...
- Perhaps you just want to browse around the
Windows Registry? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1516>>
may help out if you are scared of "regedit"
Better be safe than sorry
- Sometimes things need to be done in the right
order - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15173>> shows a
technique via file locks.
- Save the state of the program and come back
later? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15510>> may help.
In a singleminded run-in against Tiles some splinters.
Applications using Tile: < http://wiki.tcl.tk/13636 >
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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