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QOTW: "[I]t's almost always a mistake to change [encoding system]." - Donal K.
"... for me it has always been simple: 'Three or more: Use a for.' This is
why we have loops. This is why we are programmers." - Charles Petzold
DLTK supports Itcl and XOTcl class browsing:
There still are reasons to like RamDebugger, Komodo, Eclipse, Elvis, ...
Jeff, Donal, and WavyDavy (among others) explain the hazards to Tcl
when threads and forking come together:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki action:
We have a large bunch of pages to cover, so, apart
from the best wishes for the New Year: let's start!
What about Tcl 8.5?
- Write down _your_ impressions of Tcl/Tk 8.5?
<http:/wiki.tcl.tk/20541> is one personal account
- Numerous things have changed, but the [expr] command
has gained a few very nice features. See for instance
- Finding and installing extensions should be even easier with
Teacup and Teapot: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17305>
Graphics, not necessarily the 8.5 way
- There are numerous widget sets besides Tk (and Ttk) that
you can use: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1746>
- The megaimage package is a fairly new way to handle images
- <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20112> teaches you how to use it.
- This French page presents a little GUI around the UNIX/Linux
tools find and grep, (the GUI is based on GRIDPLUS2) -
A computation or two
- Fascinated by statistics? This page provides an overview
of the statistical distributions you can find on the
- Or do you prefer spreadsheets? Here's a nice page for
you then: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20552>
- And what would computing be without regular expressions?
PCRE are one particular flavour of REs that some people
like and others don't: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9384>
- One of the underlying techniques for dealing with REs
is that of deterministic finite-state machines. And
that technique has its own Wiki page:
- Will the combination of signals for our two main senses
make it a better editor? It seems a nice idea, anyhow:
- How do you develop? Is "test-driven development" your
thing too? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13327>
- Now there's a thought! A meeting of European Tclers
(or better still: a meeting of Tclers on European
soil) in France? Just one of the topics in this
monthly summary: <http://wfr.tcl.tk/1554>
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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