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QOTW: "... 'make social changes in code', the programmer's deepest
wish . . ." - Colin McCormack
"The tkdock package is a small, Cocoa-based Tcl extension that allows a
Tcl/Tk application to change its icon on the OS X Dock while running."
EuroTcl '09! Strasbourg, June--il n'y a rien meilleur.
Tcl competes poorly with Ruby for Rails. *Should* it
compete with Ruby for Rails?
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his (mostly) weekly summary of Wiki action:
A relatively quiet week at the Wiki - but there are always
new pages to read or old ones that were substantially
- There is always interest in other programming languages
within the Tcl community. Here is a page on Lua:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/2255> with interesting connections
- And a similar one on Ruby: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1386>.
- Wub - the software that runs the Wiki - is a heavy user
of coroutines. That has as a consequence that you need
Tcl 8.6 ... <http:/wiki.tcl.tk/15781>
- But if you want to use the Wiki's contents without the
need to go online, that is possible: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20412>
- gnocl as an alternative for Tk is available for
various platforms. Check out <http://wiki.tcl.tk/5151>
- Despite the power of the [clock] command, sometimes it
is necessary to write your own date/time conversion tool.
But [clock] is still at the heart: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22562>
- Those eternal computer-generated passwords! Here is a
tool that at least generates pronounceable ones that
stand a chance of sticking in your memory:
- Better priority queues? Possibly. Your Wiki chronicler
is no expert, but read about them at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22428>
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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