|| ||Cameron Laird <tcl-url-AT-phaseit.net>|
|| ||"Tcl-URL distribution" :;|
|| ||Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Sep 4)|
|| ||Thu, 04 Sep 2008 13:26:03 +0000|
QOTW: "Coroutine resuming is faster than proc calling." - Miguel Sofer
"There's no locale like C." - Richard Suchenwirth
There certainly was a spirited discussion of Tcl's generation;
did it reach conclusions?
Many important announcements occurrred during the week, including
assets for OS X and Alexos Stergiakis' explosion of functionality for
tcl-pam, tcl-snmptools, tcl-mmap, and many more:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki action:
With the Wiki having gained a new service (see below), let us
start the summary without further ado.
- While we all love Tcl/Tk for its platform-independence, should one
always shy away from things that are _not_ platform-independent?
- SYLK is one of those "other" spreadsheet programs. But the files
it produces are much easier to manipulate than, say, MS Excel
files. And MS Excel can import them ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21551>
- And the missing pieces for the above can be found in the "Half-Bakery"
a sort of Wiki-like repository, now open for contributions - if
they are suitably under-documented and unfinished, that is:
- The quest for the bounds of what Tcl can do continues: code
and data really become indistinguishable - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21556>
- A simple wish for the canvas: transparancy. This and other topics
- Tables are definitely the best way to display, well, tabular data.
Here is another megawidget for dealing with such displays. And
do look at the linked site for other goodies. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/5286>
- One of the reasons your Wiki chronicler loves maths, is that it can lead
to a sort of music for the eyes. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/19671>
- And here is a little application from yours truly. Not much documentation
I am afraid, but it is an inspired one: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21580>
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 TÃ©cleux" 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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