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QOTW: "Dynamic languages: waste microseconds ... and save days." - Cameron
Laird on c.l.t.
"... [L]ess to type means less chances of typos." - Richard Suchenwirth
ANNOUNCE: Multi-column listbox package Tablelist 4.4
Csaba Nemethi announces a new and enhanced version
Tablelist is a library package for Tcl/Tk version 8.0 or higher,
written in pure Tcl/Tk code. It contains:
- the implementation of the "tablelist" mega-widget, including a
general utility module for mega-widgets;
- a demo script containing a useful procedure that displays the
configuration options of an arbitrary widget in a tablelist and
enables you to edit their values interactively;
- a second demo script, implementing a simple widget browser based on
- a third demo script, showing several ways to improve the appearance
of a tablelist widget;
- four further demo scripts, illustrating the interactive cell
editing with the aid of various widgets from the Tk core and from
the packages tile, BWidget, Iwidgets, combobox (by Bryan Oakley),
- one further demo script, with a tablelist widget containing
- tile-based counterparts of the above-mentioned demo scripts;
- a tutorial in HTML format;
- reference pages in HTML format.
Make sure you read the Proceedings of the 6th EuroTcl Conference.
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
or "little people in the walls", the helpful voices from my newsreader:
aborting the evaluation of a single interpreter
some hints, some tips:
Does Tcl support recursion
Yes but it has to stop somewhere: 500?
IBM Developerworks Article
Use TclTk on and for your Desktop. This article was mentioned in
building Rivet on OSX
FindFolder() functionality on OS X
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
TIP 269 by Joe Mistachkin : Add 'string is list' to the 'string is' Subcommand
URBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl this week TEN years ago:
HELP: automating tests on tk guis?
Shared Memory Handling
TkRat, beta-release of a new MUA (Mail User Agent)
and still alive and kicking (The current stable release of TkRat is 2.1.5.
Version 2.2 is nearing completion. as of 2006-01-18 06) doing squirrely things.
i.e collecting nuts^H^H^H^Hmail and not be seen easily.
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO: cirque.com
This is really about a program suite that generates formatted output (PS and plaintext)
from within Tcl scripts:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his review of Wiki updates:
As so often, last week the Wiki was enriched with both
large and small pages - oh well, let's start!
- Do you need to be a wizard to build a record editor
for databases in half a page of code?
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/16031> demonstrates it can be
- Here is another one, by the same author, that shows
that highly advanced and mysterious programming
concepts such as closures are just around the
corner ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16019>
Just a few packages
- Neuronstorm seems a nice tool for discussions
and brainstorming ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15232>
- Ever needed a calendar widget? Iwidgets has one
- Did you know "tablelist"? A wonderful package
for displaying and editing tables ...
- And Critcl also receives a lot of attention
on the Wiki - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2516>
And of course, discussions
- HTTP and authentication: several flavours,
but we need examples too:
- Your chronicler will not mix into the discussion
whether LISP's S-expressions or Tcl's lists
are easier for human beings or computers.
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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