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QOTW: "I don't expect users to manage a size_t, and use memcpy correctly.
Most people get that stuff wrong all of the time. We need a data structure
to make it easier, and functions which manipulate that data structure, so
that u sers don't care in general how it works." - George Peter Staplin
An exciting (and grammatical) existence proof for a type theory of
(most of) Tk!
GSoC is a-happening, thanks to Tomasz, Clif, Jeff, ...
Recent convert Webb Sprague hopes to represent Tcl publically
in Portland this approaching almost-solstice. He invites help:
Alex-who-says-he-rarely-GUIs and Neil give good advice for
quick generation of a widget that looks like something else,
but behaves differently: hack the bindings:
gsfonts-x11 and Tk play together poorly. Joe English and others
provide intelligence on Linux packaging, Tk versions, and simple
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his (mostly) weekly summary of Wiki action:
Have you noticed the "message-of-the-day" feature on the Wiki yet?
If not, do read it: information on upcoming events! But now:
- A nice little file selection dialogue: all ready for use with
themed widgets - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15897>
- This must be the cutest calculator in the world. No space wasted
on buttons or anything! <http:/wiki.tcl.tk/23034>
- Ringtones made easy: startle your cat, using <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22736>
- An extensive explanation on how to use Tk from the perspective
of several dynamic languages. Follow the link in
- Can we interrupt a long running computation, via a "Stop" button
for instance? This golden oldie asks that question and there
are a lot of answers: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/564>
- How do we get input from a user and use it safely? A question
with many facets, not all of them answered: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9749>
- A different sort of arrays ... or playing around with sorting
algorithms - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22791>
- The sieve of Eratosthenes revisited: this time we bring in the
power of coroutines - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21446>
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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