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|| ||Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Jan 22)|
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QOTW: "teacup is binaries; bundling is source." - Donald G. Porter
Eric Hassold details eTcl's standalone ("installation-free")
Andreas Leitgeb illustrates the syntactic convenience and even
mild security hardening of environment variables as an inter-
process communication mechanism:
Alexandre Ferrieux explains one way he quickly puts together
advantageous little standalone Tcl-based executables that link
to C libraries:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his (mostly) weekly summary of Wiki action:
Yet another week has passed ... new pages added, old pages updated,
so very much the usual business on the Wiki!
- Ever wanted to use an unusual font but was reluctant to install
the files containing it? Perhaps this page can be of help:
- The canvas widget is one of our workhorses, but that does not
mean it is the only graphics tool we have available. Here are
some alternatives that could serve you well:
- You can (re)implement Tcl in, say, Java or C# if you want.
This page discusses some of the pros and cons:
- A nice study in design, this framework for web applications
wants to be simple and small. Let us see if that is possible!
Making it easy
- Hands-on experience with ad hoc scripts: Tcl makes it easy
to manipulate data, as your chronicler tries to illustrate
- The interface to FUSE as established this summer may mean
a lot for Linux kernel programming ... follow the link at the
bottom of the page - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13853>
- Here is a practical application for the D-Bus communication
system: connecting to Skype via Tcl - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15290>
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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