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QOTW: "... it's turned out that whenever we expose a data structure (with
the possible exception of ones that exist only to hold multiple return
values from a function), we come to regret it. Tcl_StatBuf is a case in
point." - Kevin Kenny
TkDND now supports the Mac:
Woof! 0.4 and TWAPI 2.2.3 are available:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki activity:
The Wiki is picking up speed again after a couple of relaxed weeks.
And so is your chronicler. To make up for the gap, I have looked at
the past couple of weeks, not just last week. Let the summary begin!
- This month's 3D demo concerns quaternions and Julia sets. If you
do not know what these are, you may still enjoy the beautiful
picture. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17771> for your delight.
- Creating computer animations is a simple task nowadays, especially
if you have a decent graphics card and tools to go with it. Here
is an application of such tools: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16879>
- Make your browser aware of the Wiki ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/391>
discusses searching and bookmarking, but if you use Firefox, you
can now get a Tclers' Wiki search bar at the cost of a mere few
- Menubars are among the more complicated widgets, as they are
composed of several others. Here is a nice demonstration of
what can be done with the menubar package from Tklib:
- Perhaps you simply want fast access to any number of programs
... In that case, have a look at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21254>
- Funny how old pages wither away from your own memory, but
then all of a sudden, here they are! Here is one of mine
I completely forgot about: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15518>
describes a small package for searching and modifying
- This is more recent work: a wrapper (or the start of
one) for the famous LAPACK library. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/25451>
- Let us conclude with another wrapper. This one makes it easy
to send messages via I2P (or SAM): <http://wiki.tcl.tk/25468>
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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