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QOTW: "In fact, [encoding convert] ... is usually a mistake ..." Kevin
"I notice that there is no comparison of TCL with Snobol4." -- newcomer
Dave Feustel on the Wiki
Thank Robert Hicks for the magnificent new Oratcl home page.
vim's now much better--or at least more colorful--for Tcl.
"AOLserver 4.5.0 is a major upgrade ..."
Richard Suchenwirth updates his RPN experiments.
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his review of Wiki updates:
With the current World Football Championship going
on, you would say people have no time to program
and post their results on the Wiki ... well, quite
Tcling in French
- The French Wiki now contains a number of pages
intended to help "francophones" with Tcl ...
<http:/wfr.tcl.tk/1140> provides an
overview, but <http://wfr.tcl.tk/280> is a nice
tutorial in its own right.
- Cells is an easy-to-use GUI builder, judging
from the comments - so, have a look:
Data, files and databases
- A nice GUI for a variety of databases, all
packed in a starkit ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10776>
- You never know what these installation scripts
and programs do with your disk, do you?
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/15986> may help out though.
- Beyond local file systems, there is of course
the possibility of an archive network system
- reanimate one of the attempts?
Languages, manuals, words
- Rearrange the letters and you get a well-known
acronym ... Yet another demonstration of
Tcl's chameleontic character ...
- And the same acronym pops up on this page
with historical names and all -
- Reading the fine print in the manual can
save coding time, sometimes, but the hands-on
experience is not too bad: selecting words
in the text widget - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16076>
- Talking of words, a severe omission of
Babelfish has been recognised and dealt with
- <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10356> for all speakers
of pig latin.
- Using Tk together with "set-userid" can cause,
uhm, interesting effects - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2654>
- 3D visualisation (via Tcl3D or tkogl as it was once
called) gets ample attention on the Wiki, just
look at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15278> or
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/14632> or ...
- Vandalism sometimes has the fortunate side effect to
bring back old pages ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10414>
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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