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QOTW: "I had a number of personal reasons to realise the FEMTOL program and
accompanying library: Fortran and Tcl are my two favourite programming
languages and this is the ultimate combination." - Arjen Markus on c.l.t in
his Announcement of FEMTOL
"Textvariables are great for experimenting with model/view/controller
systems." - Richard Suchenwirth
ANN: FEMTOL by Arjen Markus
FEMTOL - A reimplementation of Tcl in FORTRAN
I am pleased to announce FEMTOL 0.1 alpha - a reimplementation
of the Tcl language and interpreter in FORTRAN 77.
While the implementation is not complete yet,
it is in a useable state and I would lilke to encourage
you all to try it.
ANN: Tcl3D Demo of the Month April 2007
As the Wiki is still read-only (sigh), I have put the actual
Demo of the Month for April onto my homepage:
The April demo is NeHe's Lesson 25, a nice example of morphing.
Although lots of code is done on the CPU with Tcl, it runs quite \
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
regarding multi-layered notebook widget
A question of usability and taste.
Tcl event loop and threading
How to cross compile TCL8.4 and TK8.4 for arm-linux
reusing "code entities" without oop
Lego Mindstorms and Tcl
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
nothing new here, walk on.
OOTW: Orphan of the week or questions nobody answered yet:
using swig/tcl for 3rd party packages
Text Input with TclKit on Nokia 770
PMAG: Tcl in printed and other Media:
In regard to the Wiki, Steve Landers helped Arjen Markus with this report:
You may have noticed the Wiki is in read/only mode right now. Let me
try to explain what happened ..
About two weeks ago, there was a significant load placed on the wiki by
multiple spider programs. We don't think it was a deliberate
denial-of-service attack, but that was the effect nevertheless. The
spidering brought the machine hosting the wiki to its knees, broke the
wikit edit locking mechanisms and eventually resulted in the wiki
database being corrupted.
The good news is that the database has been restored, and still
contains all the information that was there before the problem. And
secondly, knowledgeable people are working hard to get the wiki up and
running in read/write mode again.
On the surface it would seem a simple task to prevent a re-occurence
through firewall or web server rules - but it isn't as simple as that.
The open nature of the wiki means that it is more difficult to
recognise and restrict inappropriate access - in fact, this almost
certainly needs to be done in the wiki software rather than just in
Given this, a number of people are working on moving the wiki from CGI
based operation to a multi-threaded web environment, and adding other
security and performance measures that will hopefully prevent a repeat
of the problems, while retaining the easy access we have grown to love.
Amongst those helping out are Jean Claude Wippler, Pascal Scheffers,
Kevin Kenny, Sean Woods, Colin McCormack, Jos Decoster and Steve Landers
These efforts are bearing fruit, though they are not quite ready for
public availability. So we'd appreciate your continuing patience.
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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