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QOTW: "... when it comes to strings, 'do the simplest possible thing
that could work' is an excellent policy ... being very clever tends to
defeat hardware optimizations, which are essential if you want to go
very fast." - Donal K. Fellows, on optimization with modern CPUs
Les Cargill and Robert Heller briefly but understandably illustrate
construction of modeless dialogues:
Getting diagnostics right can be delicate. Robert Heller and ZB
help with the visibility of tk_messageBox:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki activity:
Already the end of August - the conference will be only a month from now ...
- Want to see TclOO in action? Here is a nice demonstration of
megawidgets with TclOO - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22036>
- Always a pleasure to look at 3D pictures. And the continued
development of Tcl3D is well documented. All can be found
- From a picture on the canvas to a picture in an SVG-file
is a small step: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/4940>
- You may have missed the revival of BWidget (now with ttk flavour),
so luckily the information is here too: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2251>
- Jacl may not cover all of Tcl's commands (for instance fileevent),
yet it is possible to send e-mail via Jacl. For more details:
- The weather is not what it used to be. This beautiful little
application is causing trouble - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17514>
- But that should not keep us from "ruling the world". As
demonstrated here, it takes a few tools, but then it is
at your feet: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/24099>
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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