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BTW, you can (with varing amounts of work) decompile
of course in the case of some of the languages the
decompiled program may be more readable than the
original. Gerald W. Lester on c.l.t
[W]ith Tcl, the cost of trying is often less than the cost of asking.
Announcing Holon, a simple programming system by Wolf Wejgaard
If you, like me, long for less friction in programming, have a
Holon stores the source in a database, handles the program in a
book-like structure of modules, sections and units, and keeps
track of changes.
Announce kbs system update
kbs -- kitgen build system
The system can generate [Tclkit Lite] executables and Tcl packages for
different operating systems.
[Tclkit Lite]: http://www.equi4.com/tclkit/tclkitlite.html
Currently tested are Linux, SunOS, Windows and Irix.
You need a C-compiler and make-program with handling of VPATH
To build under Windows you need the [msys] system and put the kbs-
inside the msys tree (/home/..).
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
How Tcl speaks for itself and how Tcl is not spoken for...
How to compile this simple tcltest.c?
8.5 Windows XP "exec <cmd> &"--mSoft Word and Adobe PDF hang (not Firefox)
Optimizing channel lookups
0.7.8 ttk::treeview missing -xscrollcommand option?
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
nothing new here, walk on.
OOTW: Orphan of the week or questions nobody answered yet:
tcltest binary ?
Tnm MIB load
PMAG: Tcl in printed and other Media:
SQLite in the News
Interview with Richard Hipp in The Guardian.
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly reports on the Wikis:
Wiki gnoming has an interesting side effect: the gnomes
dig up pages that we have all but forgotten - see below
for a few examples!
New and wonderful
- Weather is a fascinating thing - at least in parts of the
world where it is so chaotic. So, this page on retrieving
METAR data is for all you weather lovers:
- Can programming become simpler? Well, this is yet an
other approach to help us programmers ...
- Maps are fascinating things too. And with the right data
at your disposal and a powerful tool like Tk, the sky
is the limit: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/19618>
- Perhaps not so wonderful, but there is a touch of heroism in
pointless computing jobs: the stubbornness, the fixation
on a futile job done well ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/19630>
Old and wonderful
- Secure shells are the standard tool to log on to a different
Linux/UNIX machine nowadays. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1193>
shows how to open a connection and <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11542>
shows how to leverage the power of Tcl on another machine.
- Only use fancy, big and difficult drawing tools when you
can not write your own! <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11198> shows
you can get a long way with just a few lines of Tcl/Tk.
- And if you do not have a large screen, but instead only
a tiny machine running eTcl, nothing stops you from
leafing through the UNICODE tables - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15305>
- Suppose you want to see what is going on at the level of
a pixel, Tcl/Tk together with Img will help you magnify
the screen's content: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9404>
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
"La Gazette du TÃ©cleux" is an important monthly publication.
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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