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Think of all the programming languages of the world as a forest. Tcl is
a clearing in the middle of the forest where the sun shines, a cool
breeze blows, and you can get a breath of fresh air.
You might be lost if you've not been to the clearing before, but it's
real easy to find your way around. Just don't expect as many things to
be laying on the ground waiting to trip you up.
Oh, and you can make your own trees. Bryan Oakley on c.l.t
[I]f I had not loved Tcl already, the [clock] would have forced me to!
The purpose of the ntext package is to make the Tk 8.5 text widget behave
more like other text-editing applications. It makes the text widget more
useful for implementing a text editor, and makes it behave in a way that
will be more familiar to most users.
The package provides a binding tag named Ntext for use by text widgets in
place of the default Text binding tag. Package ntext's functions and
variables are contained entirely in the ::ntext namespace. ntext has no
exports to the global or other namespaces.
Security '07 Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching
The contributions up to now( http://wiki.tcl.tk/19707 ):
* Polyphemus operator
* Deeper Meaning of...
* Expansion operator
* Expansion Trigraph
* Munch Operator
* Leading Expander
* Dismemberment Operator
I am not quite sure how to continue from here, though imho "splice" seems
to occupy the spot for best fit for size.
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
and multipart lesson in ethymology ;-)
Linux Tcl Kits which honor TMPDIR as opposed to hardwired /tmp/...
"A string, or not a string", that is the question ;)
Is there any reasonable way to build webapps without rdbms nowadays?
problems grasping tcl threads
ISO: ActiveTcl's teacup information
Expect fails because of the printouts are too fast?
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
nothing new here, walk on.
OOTW: Orphan of the week or questions nobody answered yet:
Tkcon exit status
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly reports on the Wikis:
Nifty tools on the Wiki and words of advice to newbies!
Tools of all sorts
- Want to do some spell checking? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17380>
will help you, but there are others as well.
- C# and Mono can run a Tcl interpreter, you just need to understand
about managed and unmanaged code ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9563>
- How about a library to control gaming devices? Well, here is
one wrapped up for use in Tcl: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/19718>
- A neat way to run the programs you run often ...
- Make tcom do the work for you ... Here is an example of driving
a Windows program (acting as a COM server) via Tcl:
- A do-it-yourself debugging facility: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3504>
Support the people
- People new to Tcl might want to read: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/660>
Lots of information and further pointers
- People who have 30 seconds to explain Tcl to others might
want to read: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/18120>
- People who want to work with Expect are encouraged to
take a look at: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11584>
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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