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QOTW: "So far I'm quite impressed with CMake - it is the best thing I have
seen to date that lets projects build from one build system definition on
Windows, OSX, and the various unix/linux systems." - Clifford Yapp
Swank is quite interesting, already in serious use for many
years, and available now as Release 3.0.0a2--yet many Tclers
remain unaware of it:
Regular Expressions sure *look* like an answer of some sort,
and indeed all should learn them. There are so many pitfalls
along the way, though ...:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his mostly-weekly Wiki reports:
A well-hidden secret of the Wiki is the "Half Bakery". It is a
repository of, well, possibly-not-quite-finished projects. If
you read the summary below, then try http://wiki.tcl.tk/_/repo/
- including the last slash.
- From time to time "K" pops up again. While few people understand
its significance in the theory of combinators and logic, it
remains a little gem: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1923>
- As "simple" and "XML" are not quite combinable in a positive
sense, we have to rely on more or less vast packages to deal
with XML files. One of these packages is <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1950>.
- How to quantify how similar two strings are, say "Tomato" and "Potato"?
This vexing question is discussed on this page:
- And to finish this part of the summary: an age-old problem
concerning binary and decimal representations of numbers pops
up in this lovely page - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1591>
- It may not seem very useful, a jittering window, but it does
get someone's attention. So here you: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/14459>
- Object-oriented programming provides a vast ground for trickery.
So, before there was a tutorial, there was this page:
- Yes, "a" TclOO tutorial can be found on the Wiki as from this
week on: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/27644>. Maybe an old(ish) guy like
your Wiki chronicler can learn it now!
- With a vector-based font at your disposal, putting characters
in any orientation is easy. Here is the font:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/27638>. Rotation is to added still ...
- The art of Zen is making it into the art of describing
data structures. Terse and efficient. See <http://wiki.tcl.tk/27642>
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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