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QOTW: "My first, gut reaction is the event loop: it is very sexy." - WL
"My personal answer: the people. And the Wiki." - Cameron Laird
"Ditto...that attracted me first to Tcl." - Robert Hicks
POTW: TkDND, written by George Petasis, currently offers an alpha release
of the coming 2.0 version. tkdnd is an extension that adds native drag &
drop capabilities to the tk toolkit. It can be used with any tk version
equal or greater to 8.4. Currently only X-Windows and Microsoft Windows
display models are supported. Under Unix the drag & drop protocol in use
is the XDND protocol version 4 (also used by the QT toolkit, KDE & GNOME
Desktops). Under Windows, the OLE drag & drop interfaces are used.
POLL: Your favourite Tcl features elicits a wide range of responses
mentioning traces, fileevent, the event loop, i18n through
utf8handling, tcls channels and "social" features like the Wiki and
com.lang.tcl with softspoken responses.
How to add a Tk GUI to a C program. Augmenting a c-programm of your
own design with a gui. All the Myriad Ways tcl supports:
Tcl Thread Safety / Windows build
How to treat puts <value> as pure text - not a command. tcl,
being a well behaved scripting language will hinder you not. but
using a string as list may certainly bite the unsuspecting programmer:
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
TIP 262 by Eric Taylor : Background Images for Frames is a new TIP
Pre- and post-discussion on specifics and extra options i.e tiling
TIP 263 by Lars Hellstroem : Quantum Tcl is a new TIP. It proposes
the single step to computing nirvana by means of quantum computing.
This will push tcl by means of "quantum-tunneling" through the
wave of programming paradigms and place it back on the leading
edge of scripting languages.
URBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl this week 10 (!) years ago:
ANNOUNCE: TkDesk, a file manager for Unix/X
Tk 4.0 and Linux
iwidgets 2.0.1 and DP
Namespaces -- using interp and package
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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