|| ||Cameron Laird <tcl-url-AT-phaseit.net>|
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|| ||Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Dec 2)|
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QOTW: "Do you have humour in iceland, or just bjork?" - stu
"Rewriting a GUI mainloop is both boring and useless once you have wish in
hand." - Alexandre Ferrieux
"Thyrd is an experimental, reflective, visual programming language and
environment ... It most resembles Joy." Thyrd is implemented in Tcl/Tk.
In Thyrd, EIAS.
Progress in binary formatting:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki action:
With december threatening to be colder in these parts of the world
than we have grown used to, let us not linger too much!
- Do you know the problem? Websites that require a password
and you who can't keep track of them? Maybe this tool
will help: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22012>
- Let Tcl help you find your way in a MS Excel spreadsheet:
this simple script shows some of the basics -
- Impressive frames and animations generated by having
Tcl drive the procedure: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16879>
- And why not write a little extension to a C++ library
that handles Bayesian networks? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/19881>
- Here is the latest 3D demo again: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17771>
- While it may be unfortunate that "Puppy Linux" no longer
uses Tcl/Tk for its tools, it does not mean you can not
use Tcl on it: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11951>
Bag of tricks
- Creating temporary files will be easier in Tcl 8.6:
- Always fascinating to see specialised data structures
implemented in Tcl: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22018>
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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