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QOTW: " ... [O]ne of the key 'innovations' of TclOO over previous OO
systems is that it has a generalized system for method implementations
so methods of different types aren't hacks." - Donal K. Fellows
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki activity:
The new year well on its way, and so is the Wiki ...
- A thorough revision of the tutorial on building starkits -
- Getting started with Tcl and C#, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9563>,
but if you are serious about the combination, don't forget
about Eagle (<http://wiki.tcl.tk/6580>)
- A promising start of a tutorial on Wub - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/25540>
- Here is a not-so-trivial example of TclOO's features: tracing
calls to the various procedures - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/25520>
Off the beaten track
- Swank is Jacl's way of dealing with Swing, Java widgets.
Some nice results on an equivalent for the canvas in
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/25470> and other such pages.
- Whatever becomes of it, if you want to work with Android,
the software for mobile phones, not the GUI testing extension,
this page has some interesting information:
- Have it your way: a dialect of Scheme (or should that be LISP?)
implemented in Tcl. Anyway: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/25512> for
yet another demonstration of Tcl's beloved flexibility and
Don't let maths scare you
- Mathematics is fun - even seemingly simple things can have
surprising features! Draw a gingerbread man and create
some order in the chaos - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/25558>
- Testing whether a number is prime requires some ingenuity.
At least when you want to make the test fast and practical.
Here is the Miller-Rabin method in Tcl - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/5996>
- The venerable Tcl Advocacy page has been updated with a reference
to an interesting blog ... Someone who was surprised about
Tcl's capabilities - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/590> - and by
the comments, apparently not the only one.
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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