|| ||Cameron Laird <tcl-url-AT-phaseit.net>|
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QOTW: "TCL is probably the most underappreciated scripting language in
existence. It has almost zero learning curve and as such can be used in
any complex project that uses C as a second implementation language (for
programming in the small) almost instantly. Few people understand that
TCL+C is a unique and very powerful software development paradigm, probably
in some ways supterior in many real life scenarios to overhyped single
complex OO languages be it Java, Ruby, C++ or C with some STL-like library
like glib." - Nikolai Bezroukov
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki action:
Stormy weather outside, a quiet week on the Wiki. Still, there
is enough material for anyone's taste!
- Are "task dialogues" the way to go in user-interface design?
Or is it just the lateste fashion? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16882>
- Designing try-catch constructs is not as straightforward as
it may look ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21608> for a detailed
proposal and discussion.
- However small, there _are_ differences between Tcl on Windows
and on Unix/Linux. Check out: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13926>
- The term "Visual Tcl" has been used many times in the past,
leading to very different applications. They are summarised
- Experiment with Tk 8.5's (or Tile's) styles? Why not visit
this French page: <http://wfr.tcl.tk/1662> and experiment?
- TclApp is the successor to prowrap and it makes wrapping
and deploying a Tcl application as easy as, say, a starpack.
What's in a name
- Here is a web server with an impressive pedigree ...
- A new tool or a new toy? TclOO is definitely ready for
playing around with - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20200>
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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