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on tcloo, xotcl features:
Java looks like the dark ages compared to that!
Not to speak of all the "P" languages (Python, Perl, Ru*p*y)
Eckhard Lehmann on tcl-core
coverity analysis of tcl codebase:
33 uninspected anomalies still open
7th European Tcl/Tk users Meeting : Final call !
This is the final call for the 7th European Tcl/Tk users Meeting.
As said previously, this meeting will take place in Strasbourg,
France, 6-7 June 2008.
You can still register on-line for the meeting and find all practical
information (how to get there, accommodation, schedules, ...) at :
If you want to submit an abstract for a talk, please send email to the
reviewers (see http://eurotcl.org/2008/commitee.html )
You can see accepted talks at :
Come and join us !!
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
BLT vs Tcl/Tk 8.5.2 ?
gpibtcl: unresolved symbol: _Z... while loading *.so
loading shared libraries with same function names
Win32: accessing device and partition information
Monitor changing file size
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
TIP 318 by Bill Poser : Extend Default Whitespace in 'string trim' Beyond ASCII
is a new TIP
OOTW: Orphan of the week or questions nobody answered yet:
Is AlphaTk still being developed?
PMAG: Tcl in printed and other Media:
Coverity's Code Analyer:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki action:
Tclers take their game programming seriously. That can be witnessed
on the Wiki quite often. So, let the summary begin!
- Interested in what you can achieve with Tile? The screenshots
on <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13636> are worth studying.
- SQLite is a well-known database management system that works
well with Tcl. How well? Look at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15631>
for a viewer/editor.
- ... or learn some of its secrets from <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20315>
- Want to create a C extension to Tcl? Why not? The first steps
are described in <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11153> with lots of
Then come the widgets
- This French page presents an editor of "maps", an ingenious
way to create new images - <http://wfr.tcl.tk/1622>.
- NexTk is an interesting project: a new implementation of Tk.
And it is easy to write new widgets in Tcl for it, as this
page explains: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21111>
Finally: game time!
- Get help with Scrabble? This program is capable of rearranging
a bunch of letters into intelligible words -
- Anything with more than a few items can be turned into statistics
- and so the Tclers' chatroom became the subject of statistics:
- Is this the same game as seen elsewhere? At least the name does
suggest that. Perhaps yet another variation on a familiar theme:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/21097> but that should not bother a serious
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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