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QOTW: "I was 16 before I realised link binding didn't involve rubber
bands." - Colin McCormack
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his mostly-weekly Wiki reports:
Not on a well-deserved holiday yet? Perhaps looking for some
reading material? The Wiki mentions a few interesting books,
so read on!
For a rainy day
- There are plenty of online tutorials for Tcl and Tk alike.
Pick the one that suits you most at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1304>
- If you prefer an actual book instead, may we offer:
- one on networking (the electronic kind, not the social one)
as described on <http://wiki.tcl.tk/26647>
- a general introduction to Tcl/Tk in Portuguese
For a sunny afternoon
- Arrow buttons can be a visually attractive addition to your
GUI. They are now simply available via Tklib - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/8554>
- Printing support remains a complicated matter because everyone has
different wishes. But sometimes, even under Windows, there are
shortcuts possible: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9846>
- Displaying the structure of a document as a tree of objects ...
perhaps not simple, but well worth the effort. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/25371>
shows the result.
For those busy moments of the day
- You do not want to wait endlessly to update a much-used program
on a network disk, just because the OS does not allow you to
change a file that is in use. The solution? Clone the program!
- Now that you have the structure of the document, can you restructure
it? Yes, move the nodes in the tree around as shown by
For your coffee breaks
- Did you know that there are a lot of Tcl programs in the International
Space Station? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/19954>
- A command like exec can still pleasantly surprise your Wiki chronicler,
after all these years ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1039> shows how to
- Themed widget support for Tk under UNIX ... not something you can
do in a short break, perhaps, but <http://wiki.tcl.tk/26122>
provides a concise report on the associated summer project.
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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