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QOTW: "Your test doesn't even test *my* assumption. It tests your assumption
of what my assumption is, which something else entirely." - Mathieu Bouchard
"Every program has a realtime constraint. When the user gives up, it's
over, the inefficiency has made the program incorrect.--Wrong, but
funny.--It's only funny until the user gives up." - Mathieu Bouchard - Donal
K Fellows - Mathieu Bouchard all on tcl-core
[ANN]: TkDND 2.0 alpha 6...
Supports drags/drops of text/files/custom types under windows, and drops of
text/files under unix. Under windows the drop of e-mail messages from
Outlook and files from compressed folders is additionally supported. Also,
under windows any typecan be dragged/dropped, where all data is transfered
through byte array objects.
ANNOUNCE: TkTreeCtrl 2.2.3
ANNOUNCE: TclTalk 0.3.5 (Windows compatible)
Is this a Squeaking IDE?
ANNOUNCE: InstallJammer Multiplatform Installer 1.1 Released!
InstallJammer is a free, open source, multiplatform
GUI installer and builder designed to be completely
cross-platform and function on Windows and most all
version of UNIX with eventual support for Mac OS X.
This is the first major enhancement release since the initial
1.0 release of InstallJammer over 6 months ago. It includes
many new features and tons of bug fixes. A lot of hard work
went into this release. I hope you enjoy it!
ANNOUNCE: TclRAL Version 0.8.1
I'm please to announce the availability of Version 0.8.1 of TclRAL, a
relational algebra library for Tcl. Version 0.8.1 is an incremental release
that is backward compatible at the script level. There have been a number
of code base improvements. Several new commands were added that experience
indicated were useful. Several commands have new optional arguments. The
biggest new feature is relvar tracing. It is now possible to define a trace
on a relvar and intercede in the relvar operation. A new package
called "ralutil" is included that contains some useful procs. The "ralutil"
package is, in places, quite experimental as subject to interface changes.
There is no documentation yet for the "ralutil" package, but that will come
later as the interfaces stabilize.
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
A must article for tcl/tk'ers ...
looking for ideas on how to deal with multiple timezones
how does bracing help ?
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
TIP 304 by Alexandre Ferrieux : A Standalone [pipe] Primitive for
Advanced Child IPC
is a new TIP
OOTW: Orphan of the week or questions nobody answered yet:
PocketPC installing tcl-Script
Help getting tcl to work with Windows Mobile.
ATTC: At the Core:
TIP #304: A STANDALONE [PIPE] PRIMITIVE FOR ADVANCED CHILD IPC
PMAG: Tcl in printed and other Media:
"Writing Tk Code in the Right Order"
New tcl books for 8.5? YES!
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his Wiki report:
The French Wiki may not see as many edits as the international
one, but it is worth to look at it from time to time, even if you
are not fluent in French ...
Tcl applications in French
- The page <http://wfr.tcl.tk/1096> has a few examples of
- Viewing HTML via Tk? Well, there is Tkhtml of course, which
in its latest incarnation supports CSS (<http://wiki.tcl.tk/4102>)
but the "hview" script is a nice wrapper (<http://wfr.tcl.tk/736>)
- A simple parser for RSS - no guarantees, but it may be of use
to you: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17211>
- Is Wub the successor to Tclhttpd? Well, at the very least it is a
web server that owes a lot to Tclhttpd. Check it out for yourself:
A fistful of logic
- Puzzles are fun - even to a computer. So see if you can beat it.
- No dictionary is ever complete ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17686>
presents some useful utilities for dicts.
- Producing cross tables: a whole variety of solutions. One uses
TclRAL to deal with the data as logical relations.
- Somebody mentioned the J-word on the Wiki! The even fascinating
issue of "generators" provoked the mention of the infamous
pair longjmp()/setjmp() - ignore that part and read the rest:
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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