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QOTW: "...When you find Tcl frustrating you, I urge you to condition yourself
to have faith that there *must* be an easier way, and perhaps, as you have done
already, ask again for others to light your way a bit." - Cameron Laird on
"Tcl is really just a parser and a command dispatcher -- with a number of
predefined commands." - Gerald W. Lester
New Version 0.1.5 released 2006/06/03
is a free, open source program for creating mind-maps - pictorial
representations of a central idea and how it is linked to other
ideas or concepts.
Neuronstorm is also designed to be compatible with and eventually
replace Inspiration(TM) - a commercial mind-mapping program.
The Neuronstorm team invites developers, graphic designers and
potential users to help. See the Community Portal for more information.
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
trace incompatibility in 8.4 and 8.3 ?
aborting the evaluation of a single interpreter
Tcl Plugin needed badly !!!
Should one be able to (mis)use Tcl_Realloc as initial allocator?
Rendering ppm (text) images
Tcl does NOT know about the "text" ppm format:
URBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl this week TEN years ago:
Borrowing windows from other Tk applications
etags for Tcl?
How disable auto-highlighting of buttons ?
Q: Plug-in a Tk widget in Netscape browser
Whence UDP sockets???
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his review of Wiki updates:
The meteorological summer/winter(*) has started (* - cross
out what does not apply to your hemisphere) and your chronicler
likes to think that makes a difference to his Well-being ...
So, on with the summary!
Extending Tcl ...
- How to write a (compiled) extension in the first place?
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/1191> leads to all you need to know
- Snodbc is a new way of using ODBC from Tcl - it is compatible
with, yet different from TclODBC - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/14698>
Extending the glossary ...
- basekit, stardll (<http://wiki.tcl.tk/15985> and
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/15969>) are new terms to be reckoned
with. Especially the concept of a stardll - just link against
the library and you have Tcl embedded ... Or is that still
Extending the Wiki and reaching out into China
- Searching the Wiki may become simpler if you use Xapian -
this page shows what and how - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15992>
- From what your chronicler heard, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9493>
holds a link to a well-designed Chinese webpage on Tcl
An assortment of applications
- Totalview is a Linux/UNIX-oriented debugger with an
emphasis on parallel computing and a well-known scripting
language ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16012>
- If you need robust messaging, then "spread" might be it ...
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/14139> - only where to get the actual
- Tracking changes in file systems, for instance to see
what files are added or changed by installations ...
- Applying short scripts on the fly to files on the disk -
- Viewing PPM files - you only need 17 lines of Tcl code
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 (but
needs to validate many of the links).
Years ago, Cetus Links maintained a Tcl/Tk page with verified links
"Yahoo! Groups" archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts--even
though clta itself is dormant.
Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are supposed to be
listed at *Dr. Dobbs*, but sysad at CMP has fallen behind. We're working
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