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QOTW: "Folks who don't intimately understand what Turing Equivalence
(or the halting theorem) means shouldn't talk about it. :-)" - Darren New
"You can do anything in Lisp, as in Tcl, as on a Turing machine. The
question only is how much fun it is. [For] me, Tcl is most fun." - Richard
POTW: The latest of many gifts from Emmanuel FrÃ©con is his make library.
Bryan Oakley and others ruminate on The Printing Problem.
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his Wiki report:
With a clear blue sky in sight it is easy to believe
it is almost spring ... Or is it the effect of
global warming? None of that on the Wiki! Instead
a lot of attention for IDEs
Improving the text widget
- New bindings for an old widget ... There is
a trend in what users expect from a graphical interface
and this might modernise the text widget -
- Another thing is that users like syntax highlighting
when editing code. Well, here is another modernisation
IDEs - who needs them? Many people!
- TclTalk aims to make it easy for inexperienced
programmers - <http:///wiki.tcl.tk/17395>
- Grimoire is meant for French-spoken programmers
with a Mac - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17465>
- And Komodo has a lot going for itself too:
nice debugging facilities and GUI building to name
a few. The page could do with some snapshots,
but otherwise: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1958>
Looking at things
- Fancy a game, anyone? Yet another card game,
but now the computer will play along -
- Two displays present problems of their own:
how to determine the arrangement on, say, Mac
They can be next to each other, or on top ...
- Applying programs to huge datasets may require
64-bits computers - is Tcl really ready for that?
This depends on your perspective -
- It is always fun to implement features of some
language into Tcl: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17467>
for some Python experiments.
- And now everybody's (?) favourite: is Tcl's
syntax really that weird? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2401>
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.
We're working on more useful archives of past installments. In the
meantime, an alternative is
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