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QOTW: "[O]ne of the key distinguishing features of Tcl is that it is
massively supportive of variadic calls." - Donal K. Fellows
Colibri raises important issues about memory management,
including alignment, use of Tcl on modern 64-bit servers,
Cloverfield, garbage collection, ...:
George Peter Staplin deeply analyzes defects in Python thread
Syscomp Electronic Design Ltd. recently released, along with
much else, a history of oscilloscope development before Sputnik,
an open-source based digital oscilloscope that sweeps a 1000000:1
range of frequency, and Newsletter #9 of the Open Instrumentation
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his (mostly) weekly summary of Wiki action:
The Easter weekend has passed, so we are well into spring/autumn in the
northern/southern hemisphere. Time for a summary again.
The fascination of weather
- Create your own animations of the weather patterns that interest
you: Tcl makes it rather easy - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/19663>
- But not only observed weather can be visualised. Here is a tool
to deal with information on the predicted weather:
- Geographic maps are at least as fascinating as weather. Here
is some information on what Tcl can mean in that area:
- Interpret "mapping" generously, and you get a system for
mapping handwritten formulas to computer-readable ones:
- And a survey into the realm of Tcl use is a kind of mapping
too. Have a look at the figures and the accompanying analysis:
- Writing your own window manager may not be given to everyone,
but it is a more than a whim. See for yourself - and read the
article this page refers to - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13972>
- Should weather fascinate you, you may also be interested in
spying on the stars in the nightly sky. Well, that can be
done in a most Tclish way too: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17564>
- Just a proof of concept, for now at least: an Easter weekend
well spent by your Wiki chronicler: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/23148>
- Perhaps more immediately useful, annotations on the canvas:
- And to conclude: yet another example of the use of coroutines.
This time to see how they hold in a simulation environment:
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.
Tcl Developer Xchange sponsor, ActiveState, keeps info to
onvince 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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