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QOTW: "I doubt it could get easier than tcl and still be a good
language." - jesperj
Alexandre illustrates how to move forward in extracting information
from Windows-based applications and documents with tcom:
... and, even more conventionally, how to reformat a list of hexa-
Petter Fryklund admirably settles an intensely confused question with
a brief fragment in Ada (!):
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his (mostly) weekly summary of Wiki action:
Lots of stuff to present, this week, so here we go.
Looking into the future
- Where Tcl has 12 rules, Cloverfield presents us with 13. Time
to compare them: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20643>
- No sign of Tcl 9.0 on the horizon yet, but much more ideas
are being implemented in Tcl 8.x than you may have thought
- The next Tclers' meeting has been announced. This one is
in Europe: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22566>
Expecting the unexpected
- What do you do when you can not rely on Expect to be present?
Here is a small program for automating sudo: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/8865>
- And this is an implementation of Expect in Java:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/22577> with bindings to Jacl and TclBlend
- Visualising data flows - all it takes is the canvas and then
- Two little gems from Tklib: crosshair lines and a multipane widget
suitable for chat programs. Here are the entries:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/22372> and <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20776>
- Manipulate the system tray? That is rather OS-specific. But
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/5972> may be useful for Linux and
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/22568> for Mac OSX.
Last but not least
- A text editor, all done in Tcl: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22431>
- Building Tclkit varieties made easy: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/18416>
- A full-featured web server in C and Tcl: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2090>
- Escaped from Tk's embrace: spline routines - <http://wiki.tcl/22575>
provides more information
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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