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QOTW: "... [chan pipe] is not here to compete with [open |] in the simple
cases. [I]ts only added value is for more complex setups like separate
stdout/stderr sniffing." - Alexandre Ferrieux
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his (mostly) weekly summary of Wiki action:
Spring is in the air - well, according to the meteorologists on the
northern hemisphere at least - and that brings us a nice little
3D demo ...
The light side of things
- As said in the introduction: a nice little 3D demo at
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/17771> - your chronicler (platonically)
loves those solids.
- Listening to music via your computer is no big deal nowadays ...
even to the point where you don't know what you have anymore.
Well, maybe these tools can help a bit - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22616>
- Spring, summer next: the ideas for projects in the Google Summer
of Code keep being added - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22182>
The heavy side of things
- Tcl's event loop is simply wonderful, but what if you want to
insert your own event sources into it? Read this page for
- As easy as Tcl is, there are those common mistakes that
everybody seems to make. In fact, you can fill a number of
Wiki pages with them - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3798>
- For a new feature like TclOO there always remain things that
need to be done - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22139>
- Once you understand them, coroutines are big fun. Read all about
them: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21446> and <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22231>
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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