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QOTW: "[I]t seems to be a rule, whatever i'm trying to suggest or saying
tcl is lacking, tcl has it already..." - arezey
A particularly rich week for comp.lang.tcl included scenario
planning, natural language processing, Mac shareware practices,
cellular handsets, and numerous other fascinating topics that
arise in daily use of the language:
Larry Virden aptly illustrates part of the leverage tclkit
gives developers with a five-line recipe:
Other tclkit observations focused on ARM hosting, refactoring,
Ruby people think Tk disappoints them. Confusion persists as to why:
Unless you work with other languages, you'll have a hard time appreciating
how easy Tcl (and stubs, and ActiveTcl, and tclkit, and a well-wrung-out
source base, and ...) makes it to move between versions:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his (mostly) weekly summary of Wiki action:
No time to waste - let's get on with the summary!
Just one of those things
- Keep them coming--ideas for the Google Summer of Code:
- Because it is useful at times and because we can: start a
search on Windows via Tcl: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22503>
- A mild introduction to programming: use this toy to experiment
with the canvas: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10594>
- Fed up with those huge spreadsheet programs? Here is a simple
one for you: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20552>
- How to use trhe new Tcl interface to databases? Especially:
what about those drivers? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20343>
- Manage your systems from a safe distance - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17574>
I program, therefore I am
- Always be careful when you shuffle things randomly ...
- Invent a language and en passant the compiler for it ...
- Generating events without Tk? Piece of cake and it can be
found in Tcllib too, still, as a practical example:
- Counting can be fun, especially when you can add all
manner of features: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/562>
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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