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QOTW: "That's part of 'marketing'. Tcl for one reason or the other, seems
to have done a really good job of getting into companies, but it seems to be
a 'black hole' in that nothing gets out again." - David Welton
"Also it is self-reinforcing: When there is no 'buzz' surrounding a
language, companies don't flaunt it as a 'buzz-word'." - Donald Arsenau,
also on c.l.t
ANN: TkHelpBrowser 1.2
TkHelpBrowser is a simple but complete system for displaying user
documentation in an application. In addition to providing display of the
HTML pages, it provides navigation of the documents via a treeview, and
also provides basic search capabilities
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
Starpack/XOTcl/Thread exit behavior
TclSOAP and SOAP headers
Interesting how words like buzz, marketing, etc... and then something positive.
navigation, zooming in/out, how to solve it?
Questions on (new/other) UI concepts:
Tcl's Future was: Re: Apache 2.0 TCL solution
an ongoing discussion:
Tk within a foreing MDI host ( tcl-core )
How to get Tk Windows managed under the "Viewport" Window of an MDI App:
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
TIP 268 by Jeff Hobbs : Enhance 'package' Version Handling
some discussion on implementation in tcl-core
( i can't rid myself of the impression that threading and the
searchform on sourceforge maillists are somehow broken )
OOTW: Orphan of the week or questions nobody answered yet:
are there any way to use Tcl sending commands or data via SDIO
interface just like the way it communicates with COM port?
URBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl this week TEN years ago:
BUG?: Multi-interpreter grab problems
ANNOUNCE: EC - embedded C in Tcl ( ProtoCritcl ? )
Algorithm for Canvas
splitting canvas postscript output into multiple pages:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his report:
It is the holiday season in the northern hemisphere and
that may or may not influence Wiki activity - oh, just
see for yourself.
- The fabled "Tcl 9" may or may not be different when
it comes to interactive features - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16214>
- Need to build a help system? There are plenty of options
as witnessed by <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3196>
- Implementing the famous map function, that showpiece of
functional programming, is dead-easy with Tcl 8.5's apply
command - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/12848>
- All you need is Tcl/Tk if you want to do some logic programming:
See <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16234> for editing logical notations
and <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16238. if you are more concerned with
databases and unification.
- You may not release it, but it is very easy with Tcl to
update a _running_ program. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1027>
- Now that these little hand-held computers are so ubiquitous,
you could just wait for this kind of application to appear:
always have a map of your whereabouts on the screen
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
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