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QOTW: "There are *no* keywords, and *no* special parsing rules.
At all. Ever." Donal K. Fellows
"[O]ne can never read too many manpages ;-)." Richard Suchenwirth
"I found Tcl to be simple to get into with the potential to meet
complex needs as I grow with it. I have similar feelings towards
the Tcl'ers Wiki since I've been nudged into contributing a little."
POTW: "Aegis is a transaction-based software configuration
management system ... first released in 1991." http://aegis.sf.net
BitKeeper is a younger but far more controversial Tcl-based
rival to Aegis.
Clif Flynt will present two talks on Tcl at FOSDEM in Europe
on Feb 9, 2003.
Bryan Oakley gives a cute few-line toy which illustrates Tk's
ability to manipulate font size, or, more generally, any
Friends don't let friends type-check. Not Alex Martelli's,
anyway; he explains why it's no shame that Tcl doesn't check
types, as conventionally understood. Note the immediate
follow-up for an OO counter-argument.
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his Wiki-watching:
As usual, the selection is somewhat arbitrary, but it is impossible
to do justice to every page on the Wiki. So, here is the selection
for last week:
- A curses-based version of tkchat: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/8285>
- An old puzzle: count the triangles, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/8280>
- Play the music of your choice and keep track of your collection
at the same time, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/4074>
- Wondering about encryption? Well, this page descibres one
approach, known as DES, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/8196>
- Wondering about SOAP and RPC? check out <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1753> for
the latest news on TclSOAP.
And here are pages that are more technical:
- Wrapping external commands, Tcl's famous gluing ability:
- Generating events without the help of Tk? It is quite possible,
- Need a debugging window? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3504> provides a
cute little script.
Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:
The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries
Larry Virden maintains a comp.lang.tcl FAQ launcher
Brent Welch maintains "The Tcl Developer Xchange", a highly
organized resource center of documents and software with
provisions for individuals to "set up a link to your software
and update ... as you release new versions."
The Xchange sponsor 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 Tcl.
For the ideal overview of the topics about Tcl most likely to
interest a newcomer, see "Arts and Crafts ..."
ActiveState Tools maintains a Cookbook of Tcl recipes
NeoSoft has a comp.lang.tcl contributed sources archive
Cameron Laird tracks many Tcl/Tk references of interest
Cetus Links maintains a Tcl/Tk page with verified links
Google Groups archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts
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