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QOTW: "Tcl is a language where you don't look at the manual very often, if
all!" - Ashok P. Nadkarni, on recognizing that he'd coded for years without
realizing that  groups a *script*
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki activity:
Winter time in Europe - the dark days before Christmas, but also
bright skies and the murmurings that we will be able to skate this
weekend ... Oops, sorry, that is a genetic burden all Dutch are
victim of. Anyway, the Wiki!
The Wiki and documents in general
- Read the announcements at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/19613>, as our
beloved Wiki has gained quite a few capabilities wrt formatting
- docextract is a little tool that you can use to extract
documentation (somewhat specially formatted comments) from
your source code. See: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/25378>
- Your Wiki chronicler is slowly but steadily creating a
booklet for non-programmers (kids for instance) who want
to learn to program. Just one of the many efforts in that
area - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9058>
- Make your computer read text out loud ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/6252>
presents some possibilities.
- The canvas is getting a Jacl counterpart. Ideas welcome at
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/25389> (be sure to look at the nice
- Laying out widgets in a tree-like fashion via Gnocl. The
code is simple and the screenshot attractive.
- Picking an HTML page apart and showing its structure ...
Again a tree: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/25371> and what a nice
reuse of existing code.
- The Mac is known for its different style of user-interfaces.
That is both laudable and a nuisance, as it forces programmers
to learn that different approach. Luckily there is now a
whole bunch of little tools that make it easier to adjust -
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/25367> for instance.
- And to conclude, an elegant little tool for creating
simple cartoons with surprising aspects, like a rotating
head in 3D - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22392>
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
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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