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QOTW: "Beware the IDEs of Java." - gerry
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his mostly-weekly Wiki reports:
The new year has just started and the Wiki has already gained
- Defining constants in a dynamic language like Tcl is quite a
different piece of cake: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1734> is an old
page, perhaps, but it has some nice surprises.
- Two, three? You can have any number of monitors you like. But
can Tcl/Tk cope with the inherent problem of multiple
coordinate systems? Read all about it in <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10872>
- Sometimes an exotic seeming programming technique, playfully
implemented in Tcl, may find its way into the core. Trampolines
for instance - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13074>
You can never have enough data
- Browsing a CSV file? With this simplified SQL processing code
you can do simple selections without having an actual RDBMS ...
- ProSchematic is a (commercial) program for drawing electronic circuits
and similar schemas. It appears based on a whole bunch of Tcl
packages. Check it out via <http://wiki.tcl.tk/24117>
- Here is another package, or rather a dedicated widget, for
dealing with diagrams - data flow diagrams this time.
- As long as you mutilate a picture in the right and precise way,
continuing to mutilate it will bring back the original. Surprised?
Check out this month's Tcl3D demo: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17771>
You can never have enough time for all those games
- Become one with the universe and play this Zen game. No
points to be gained - it would not fit in with the philosophy:
- Here is another game where you need to rearrange stuff:
- Seen enough of these games? Let the wonders of a mathematical
algorithm sooth you: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22393>
- And to keep track of all that time that you are wasting, here
is a little clock and calendar: <http://wiki.tcl/tk/27622>
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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