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QOTW: "But of course one of the great features of Tcl is that it lets
you cut the pie your way." -- Gerald W. Lester
"If you think you've found a bug in Tcl, you're probably wrong" --
POTW: TclMagick by Rolf Schroedter: A Tcl-only interface to ImageMagick.
This is a "very alpha" release, but it looks like it could be a big
it doesn't require X (although it apparently does require xlib).
If you use *nix, you probably know and love the autotools. Their
use in compiling Tcl shared libraries is discussed in the "Create
shared library for a Tcl package" thread:
Need to know when your windows are iconified and de-iconified? The
terms you're looking for are <Map> and <Unmap>. See "Binding to an
iconified TCL window":
"I need to calculate a week from this coming Saturday" naturally
leads to more general date arithmetic.
OT bonus: alt.usage.english discusses "This" weekend vs. "Next"
Millisecond timing and the distinction between "precision" and
"accuracy" are discussed in "Elapsed time in milliseconds?":
If you are unfamiliar with [namespace which], it behooves you to
read "dynamic variable name question". This thread also suggests
putting the complexity in the array index instead of the array name
(an approach I agree with).
Strings are not lists! Using list commands on them can produce
unexpected results when the string doesn't constitute a well-formed
Brace yourself for yet another "Curly braces and comments" thread:
Wow! Take a look at the mad regexp skillz exhibited in "Tcl regexp
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his review of Wiki activity.
This week's summary is a bit biased towards pages started
by Richard Suchenwirth, as he was particularly active on the
Well, here are a few pages concerning natural language, rather
than a programming language:
- If you are looking for a book about Tcl, why not browse the
overview given here - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/57>
- The eleven rules that describe Tcl's syntax have been
translated into Russian - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9188>
- And to make it truly international, Richard has bundled
his work on internationalisation into a single package,
Here are a few techniques:
- What colour comes closest to one given by name?
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/9221> gives the answer.
- Databases are mightily complex things - or are they?
Richard shows a more basic implementation - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1598>
- Via a little multiplication toy, the well-revered, but less
well-known technique of Model-View-Controller is illustrated
- Ah, if I had run this script this morning, I would not have left home
without a jacket and I would not be facing the buckets of rain that
are pouring down outside with the same awe as I am now
- <http://wikit.tcl.tk/3363> would have predicted that rain!
- Logo is inspiring little Tcl scripts, here is a funny cookbook
- <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9213> - fun for the very young programmer,
Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:
The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries
The Tcl Developer Site is Tcl's "home base".
Larry Virden maintains a comp.lang.tcl FAQ launcher
The Tcl Developer Xchange is a highly organized resource center
of documents and software with provisions for individuals to
maintain references to their own software:
The TDX sponsor, ActiveState, also 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 ..."
ActiveState maintains binaries distribution and development tools
along with a Cookbook of Tcl recipes
Cameron Laird tracks several Tcl/Tk references of interest
Cetus Links maintains a Tcl/Tk page with verified links
Google Groups archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts
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