|| ||Cameron Laird <tcl-url-AT-phaseit.net>|
|| ||"Tcl-URL distribution" :;|
|| ||Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Oct 15)|
|| ||Wed, 15 Oct 2008 14:18:10 +0000|
QOTW: "Following Google links can result in strange impressions." - Richard
Owlett, who thought he was learning Expect
Ten-line breakpointer! Rich interactive console! ::tcl::unsupported::*!
Live backdoors! How do *you* debug your Tcl work?
*CIO* magazine gives its slant on scripting in 2008:
More engaging than a month of commercial entertainment: Alexandre and
Richard generate Rowland primes in a few lines:
Any favorite initializations beside "set a 7"? Have you seen Cloitre's
Welome 8.6a3 with, among many other things, striding sorts:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki action:
Sometimes titles are rather misleading - take the page on "puredata",
that refers to a piece of software that ... Oh well, simply read on.
- Here is a (slightly bumpy) way for software to draw syntax diagrams.
You know: those rectangles with rounded corners and curving lines.
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/21708> contains an example.
- Disassemble a GIF file into its constituent blocks and rearrange
them as you like. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16127>
- Calendars and clocks always seem to puzzle people - at least
when it comes to GUIs. Here is the penultimate solution to
picking a time: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21705>
Some other stuff
- Rivet is a module in Apache that allows you to run Tcl programs.
But you can use it the CGI way too - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3874>
- "puredata" is software that allows you to manipulate audio and
video signals. Comes with an interesting way of defining a
program - as a diagram. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21384> for details.
- You may want to test your instruments in parallel or in more
and more complex settings. "Teststand" allows you to use Tcl
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. Dave
Williams generously is building up
and of course Google gives us
Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome.
To receive a new issue of this posting in e-mail each Monday, ask
<email@example.com> to subscribe. Be sure to mention "Tcl-URL!".
Phaseit, Inc. (http://phaseit.net) is pleased to participate in and
sponsor the "Tcl-URL!" project.
to post comments)