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QOTW: "This is an example of what's probably the biggest difference
between the core widgets and Tile: instead of directly changing options
when an event is received, or having multiple options for state-specific
variants (like -disabledforeground, -activebackground, etc., ...), in
Tile most options are -- or at least can be -- a function of the widget
state. Event bindings usually just change the state, and leaves the rest
up to the theme engine and [ttk::style map]." - Joe English
"[W]e know the real risks are the endpoints." - Bruce Schneier
... but Teacup's involvement receives mixed reviews:
Current eTcl includes 8.5:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki action:
Many pages have been updated, a few have been added and
a small number makes it to this summary ... As there
are few hours left of this year, let us not waste time!
In the beginning ...
- What, you should ask yourself, is a beginner?
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/17306> tries to answer that question.
- If you are a German-speaking beginner (of any variety)
do check out: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/14827>
- Instant messaging via MSN, a well-known Internet activity ...
and this program allows you to do it via Tcl:
- One of many file managers, but still worth a look:
- How about some data analysis? This time of year (especially
in the northern hemisphere) is perfect for that pastime.
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/2410> describes a venerable tool for that.
- And last but not least, a drawing program: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/7937>
- Some word processors allow you to complete words based on the
first few characters. Well, here is an add-on for the text
widget to do the same: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20491>
- Want to create a game? Consider using the "brick engine"
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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