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QOTW: "How come 'Perl' means, 'Perl plus whatever junk anyone shoved into
CPAN', 'Java' means 'Java plus scads of Sun-supplied and third-party
libraries', but 'Tcl' means 'an unadorned Tcl distribution, usually years
out of date, minus whatever's broken in that distribution?'" - Kevin Kenny
"M$ Windows may or may not suck, but given a large enough hammer it
can be pounded into submission." - David Gravereaux
Tcl's 8.5 C application programming interface has time
virtualization functions. Maybe someone will eventually
(understand and) explain their use.
George Staplin, Donal Fellows, Mikhail Teterin, and others
debate what data should appear in a Tcl_Obj.
ANSI_ARGS deserves to be on the way out, as it is in 8.5:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his review of Wiki updates:
Summer is heating up the European continent ...
but the Wiki is as active as ever. Time for an
- Interested in biological things like the genetic
relation between species? Then this may be the
thing for you: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16112>
- You have a small company and want an ERP?
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/16113> may be just what
- Show the contents of a database or try out
a query or two? There are lots of applications
to do that. Here is one from the French Wiki:
<http://wfr.tcl.tk/240> - dealing with SQLite
- Visualise and edit graphs? Again, plenty of
solutions but not all are free of charge.
Here is one for graphs in "dot" format -
- Finite state machines are perhaps a bit rarer
as the object of an editor-like application,
but <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16110> fills in the
Some other things
- If you want to get rid of those annoying
message boxes when something goes wrong in
a Windows applications (do you ever send a
report to MicroSoft?), then follow this
- A bit of history: do you remember how you
learned of Tcl/Tk? Plenty of people do
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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