|| ||Cameron Laird <tcl-url-AT-phaseit.net>|
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|| ||Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Feb 13)|
|| ||Wed, 13 Feb 2008 18:57:46 +0000|
QOTW: "[J]ust use white." - Joe English, asked about sophisticated
effects for the background color of ttk::entry or themed file dialogs
"... [Y]ou don't get much *less* efficient than a deadlocked program." - Donal
Brighten a color? Don Porter, Frank Ranner, and Keith Vetter
nicely illustrate how diverse different correct answers can be:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki action:
Brace yourself for a few computationally intensive pages ...
Not so basic user-interface elements
- The HTML viewer is a nice and powerful web browser - hiding
under the inconspicuous name "hv3" it actually renders HTML
very very well - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17697>
- In need of a calendar (widget)? Try this one:
Do the best you can
- Suppose you stored copies of your data in different places,
how to make sure you get the original data back?
All that is required is a bit of magic, a bit of Galois theory,
and eh presto: <http:/wiki.tcl.tk/20767> for your pleasure.
- Such a pity if your computer is busy with all these computations
and you have to wait such a long time, whereas there are plenty
of machines that could help out ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20751>
- If you need a bit more security and can not use safe interpreters
for whatever reason, this virtual file system might be a solution:
- Even software needs a home ... if you are looking for a place to
put your software for everyone to find, why not check this page:
- Preprocessing your code can be both fun and useful, for instance:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/20759> bends Tcl's syntax rules a bit and
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/20756> massages C header files for further
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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