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QOTW: "[A]t this point in my life, my SOP for MS databases is to export them
suckers immediately, and use something that works." - Steve Offut
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki activity:
Your Wiki chronicler has a weak spot for pages like the Geneva
drive (http://wiki.tcl.tk/16330), almost tempted to call it
the Mona Lisa of the Tclers' Wiki :). Anyway, the summary!
Down to Earth
- Nothing like a thorough explanation of a useful tool,
this page describes the SDX utility to build starkits
and starpacks - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/6084>
- Sometimes a Wiki page gets corrupted (often by some
spammer or some hooligan). Here are the steps to
repair it. Nothing fancy, just as it is intended:
- Find out what the range is for the [clock] command.
A simple application of [catch] - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/25650>
- Amazing how many data structures deal with the storage and
retrieval of a bunch of strings ... And they all have
fancy names - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22018>
- The Tcl library itself uses stubs, but you can have your
extension define its own stubs too. Here is how that
Making it visible
- A nice looking IDE for Tcl and a set of tools to go with it.
Have a look at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/5334>
- Communication from computer to cell phone, with a little
help from this Tk interface - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13499>
- An old question resurfaced: can you display text in
two or more columns, using the text widget? Sure, here
are some home-made solutions - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1295>
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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