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QOTW: "Thank you gentlemen. I did not realize that 'catching' close would
return the program's return value. Tcl makes these tasks easy (with the
group's help)!" - Mark Okamura on c.l.t
"FLTK seems to be pretty well engineered, and I respect it, but I want
something more dynamic with more of it written in Tcl." - George Staplin
ANN: threads enabled Itcl
made possible through a patch provided by Eckard Lehmann
Announce: tkpath 0.2
This package implements path drawing modelled after its SVG counterpart,
It contains replacements for all canvas drawing items except for the text item.
The core part is the path item which is very flexible. For items that are
similar to existing canvas items I have prepended the names with a "p".
The items are:
path prect circle ellipse pline
polyline ppolygon pimage
They are typically much more flexible than their canvas counterparts.
antialiasing affine transforms opacity
linear gradients radial gradients
It is also possible to define styles to be used for sets of items.
This is in line with modern design patterns that separate the apperance from
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
Has anyone noticed a performance glitch in 8.4.13?
Measured and found too slow and a case of
limitted size bedsheets:
Tk canvas: why are some lines a pixel too short?
Measured and found too short:
Can we receive and play RTP Stream data inTCL
Not yet but wait a second: c.l.t InstaApper on the run again:
limit on Win32 # threads?
yes!, but there is a bug in this box too:
How to retrieve a text string information
Tic Tag Toe, or how to manage your canvas items by using the canvas provided
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
TIP 271 by Matthew Middleton : Windows-Style Open and Save File Dialog on Unix
is a new TIP at: http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/271.html
URBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl this week TEN years ago:
arrays of arrays?
Announce: Helga documentation change (CGI,ODBC,Tcl,Windows)
ANNOUNCE: TkCon v0.51 (beta) - Enhanced Tk Console
ANSWER TO: Which platforms will the Tcl plugin be supported on?
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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