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QOTW: "['Twould be nice to] make Tk correctly adapt when user changes system
colors and/or color depth; the last is a big stinker, especially since Tk
really gets borked when you change color depth, and that's more common on
Windows nowadays because of Windows Remote Desktop is more common (built
into XP) and has this behavior forced in (to save bandwidth)." - Jeff Hobbs
"[W]e know the real risks are the endpoints." - Bruce Schneier
Thanks for Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki action:
As we near the end of the year, there is a revived interest
in calendars. But also in variations on the basic Tcl language.
And ... Oh well, let us just begin the summary!
- Can you get rid of all the keywords and reduce the notational
aspects even further than in Tcl? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16965>
certainly tries to.
- Convert a Tcl-like language into C? Well, do the parsing in Tcl
and see what results ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20410>
- Tcl has no overloading of procedures. Or does it? Just a
few lines of code suffice to make procedures with the same
name but differing in body and the number (!) of arguments.
- Simple formulae turned into useful procedures:
- Spreadsheets anyone? They come in a wide variety as
- Here is a tool for supporting the so-called Greenhouse Development
Rights framework. Yes: climate change and how to take measures
against it. Have a look at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20401>
- Is the iCalendar specification is or is not supported via Tcl
applications? There used to be "ical" but its status is
uncertain. And there are certainly other tools...
- Calendars certainly are supported as widgets. But maybe they
lack flexibility in the way of internationalisation?
- Synchronise two directories ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20387>
- Or compare them ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20388>
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 Técleux" 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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