|| ||Cameron Laird <tcl-url-AT-phaseit.net>|
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|| ||Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Apr 10)|
|| ||Thu, 10 Apr 2008 21:17:03 +0000|
QOTW: "... [T]he trick to getting [pack]ed layouts to resize properly is to
pack everything from the outside in." - Joe English
Dynamic Languages are welcome in Cyprus:
Alexandre Ferrieux writes a few wise words that often are mysteries
to those learning about DNS, -peername, and so on.
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki action:
Demonstrations and small applications that are ready for use.
And some discussions and explanations. All on our beloved Wiki!
- The history and architecture of the Tclers' Wiki explained:
- You may have heard of the Tcl Association ... Well, it is not
a secret society: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17045> (We have another
page for that - but that is confidential of course)
- And join it if you can: the 15th Conference on Tcl wil be held
in October - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20978>
Objects and subjects
- Poet is one of the many object-oriented extensions that Tcl
enjoys. The paper is illuminating. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/19918>
- TclOO is a low-level extension meant to make life easier for
such extensions as Poet. Learn more at: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/18152>
Demos and apps
- Unzip your file/archive and print the contents:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/7433> demonstrates the use of the vfs::zip package
- Learn Chinese with flash cards (or see how you can use flash cards
for your own purpose): <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20236>
- Add a smooth blinking gadget to your application to indicate
(network) activity: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11801>
- This French Wiki page shows a way to handle SMS text messages on a
small device. No need for megabytes of libraries, just a small Tcl
script will do, though <http://wfr.wiki.fr/1581> could be improved.
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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