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QOTW: "Whenever I see an impossible error I immediately suspect
[trace]." - Donald Arseneau
Toplevels canNOT be counted on to appear first on top of the
stacking pile, even though it generally happens that way with
most Linux window managers. Tk has enough controls to get
things where you need them, though:
Close-to-the-silicon procedural coders often think of big action
choices in terms of if-else tables. Object orientation promotes
emphasis on dispatch, overloading, and sometimes more abstruse
indirections. EIAS for us, though, and simple named dispatch and
variable switch tables are equally easy:
A handy desktop calculator is one line--any one of several
single lines--away in Tcl:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his (mostly) weekly summary of Wiki action:
With the days getting shorter again on the northern hemisphere
(and the reverse on the southern one) let's take a look at the Wiki ...
Wiki news and things online
- Off-line use of the Wiki is easy with wubwikit.kit:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/20412> (and <http://wiki.tcl.tk/18028>
for more background information)
- Recently a comments feature was added to the Wiki, so you can
see some entries like: dkf - 2009-06-23 18:17:39, followed
by text. This one appears on a page concerning REST:
plugin is required ... Just a bit of patience:
Commands and what not
- With the recent action by Donal Fellows to exhibit the hidden
treasures of TclX one in particular drew your chronicler's
attention: a command to scan a file and have actions taken
based on its contents - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2047>.
- A nice little demonstration of the ttk::style command -
- By the end of this summer, there will be a whole new set
of commands for examining and manipulating graphs (in the
sense of nodes and vertices) - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/23203>
monitors the progress.
- Graphs of the other kind are easy to manipulate too -
- The nice little 3D mine sweeper game seems to have disappeared
from sight: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/14676>
- A problem with binding variables in using Oratcl ...
- A program running in the background seems to block [exec]
anyway ... A peculiar thing in Windows? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/12793>
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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