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QOTW: "[F]ast and accurate FP [floating-point] conversion is much harder
than it looks." - Kevin Kenny
More great reading from Kevin Walzer:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his mostly-weekly Wiki reports:
Tclers have many hobbies - when they do not devise their own object system,
they build their own spreadsheet package. Or so it would seem. Anyway,
there is plenty of interesting pages to be found on the Wiki!
- Create an Open Office spreadsheet out of nowhere.
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/27147> shows the Tcl code you need.
- Parsing an Excel XLSX file: interesting not only for the practical
purposes but also an exercise in parser generation.
- Overview of spreadsheet-like packages in Tcl: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20386>
- A widget for dealing with properties - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/27970>.
The demo shows how you can add new properties, which is a nice touch.
- An outline editor, it is already a few years old but that does not
mean it is not useful anymore - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2797>
- A collection of tools, take the one you need - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22622>.
(An interesting one: build graphical output without Tk but in a
- Dataflow programming is just another paradigm, but it may be
useful (as you can tell from the popularity of spreadsheets).
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/24511> illustrates the technique.
Last but not least
- Click! A new point. Drag it! A new bend in the line. While the code
can be improved, the basic functionality is there:
- Two new books on using Tcl - check out <http://wiki.tcl.tk/27943>
and <http://wiki.tcl.tk/27945>. Mind you: the first one is in
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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