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QOTW: "Even errors in basic Tcl syntax do not raise an error; they compile
to bytecode that will raise the error during execution." - Don Porter
Bryan Oakley urges newcomers to GUI geometry to have courage in
Allen Taylor and Guilherme Polo make interesting advances with
"thread-safe Tkinter" that are hard to summarize:
A typical example of the occasionally frightening intelligence 8.5
of [clock] packs in:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki action:
Last week we had the conference and so summaries of the presentations
abound on the Wiki. Go to <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21760> and click on
the title! For a bunch of pages not related to the conference, read on.
- While hardcore electronics is not your chronicler's bread and butter,
he can appreciate a schema: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21586>
- Do you need to know the (outside) temperature and you do not have
a thermometer at hand? No worries: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10507>
- Creating charts is one of those things. Whether Google is good
at them or not, creating a wrapper to make the service work via
Tcl seems easy: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21768>
- Were you ever mystified by those ubiquitous barcodes? Well, there
is a simple system to them: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9335>
- Antialiased fonts, good or bad? I guess we will never get The
Definite Answer to that question. But in the mean time:
- Here is yet another repository for Tcl code - a wide variety
of small applications and tools: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21809>
- The projects that were carried out during the Google Summer
of Code are reported here: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21777>
- And, last but not least, a demonstration of a new feature in
Tcl 8.6, how to use coroutines for multitasking:
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
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