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QOTW: "Tcl seems designed to leverage all available resources ..." -
"Why Cisco users need to know Tcl"
Kevin Walzer again releases a valuable Tk-Cocoa package; this
time, it is 'tclservices':
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his approximately-weekly summary of Wiki activity:
Just one more week to the European Tclers' Meeting ... Hm, I said the
same thing last year. But it is - again - true!
Techniques, useful, arcane or both
- Regular expressions can be powerful tools. Just how powerful? Check
out an obscure capability due to back references ... recognising prime
- Want a list of all the include files a C source depends on (directly
or indirectly)? No problem, use TclRAL to get that transitive closure.
- Experimenting with a compiler infrastructure ... LLVM nicely wrapped
for use via Tcl - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/26308>
- Manipulating SVG (scalable vector graphics) files is a piece of cake
as Tcl provides all the right tools - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/25998>
- Selecting numbers from a range ... We have the scale widget of course,
but a dial or a wheel is a nice tool for that sort of selections too.
Here are some possibilities:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/26357> and <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17065>
The human aspect
- There has been a style guide for the layout of Tcl programs for many
years. Though mainly meant for the core itself, you may find its
ideas useful for your own code - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/708>
- Tloona is just one of the many IDEs available for Tcl. Check it
out - it includes support for Itcl. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17079>
- If you work on OS X, you may find this FAQ on the various
aspects of Aqua very useful - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/12987>
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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