|| ||Cameron Laird <tcl-url-AT-phaseit.net>|
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QOTW: "[I]t's simply unwise to ever believe that any non-trivial
multi-threaded application is deadlock free." - Matthew Sackman
"I haven't yet seen a regexp that saved my time before writing it, during
writing it or after writing it." - dour Kaitzschu
Alexandre Ferrieux and Georgios Petasis, among others, exhibit
dexterity in manipulating strings, with a range of dependence
on the [regexp] engine:
Notice how nicely this thread illustrates there will always be
a market for programmers, where "programmer" is understood to
mean not, "code-monkey", but, "someone with the ability to de-
tect and resolve ambiguitities in conventional human discourse".
Alex also compares Tcl's dictionaries and associative arrays:
George and others give lessons in Teacup use--that is, in use
of standard extensions with the latest Tcl release:
Please be aware that [regsub] is NOT a universal solution; at
the same time, its effectiveness sometimes is multiplied when
it's teamed with other techniques:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki action:
Again a week has passed, time for a summary of what happened on the Wiki:
Only too human
- Ever wondered about the number systems of other peoples and cultures?
Here is a library that might interest you: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17692>
- Just go and build in a spellchecker in your application. This
page should help out: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17380>
- And just to stress that Tcl can be used for other things than
serious applications: <http:/wiki.tcl.tk/10356> for translations
to Pig Latin.
- Sometimes you just need the information on the Wiki as such,
without a need to be online. Download a static database then:
- Getting notified of changes to files in a directory - that
can be quite useful. Try: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3643> and the
pages it links to.
- The Wiki has a long tradition of Tcl mimicking another
language or system - the Bourne shell is one such other system:
- And last but not least: yet another 3D demo. Check out
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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