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QOTW: "The Tcl parser is harsh but fair." - trb
Variations on textual interpolation: internationalization,
coding style, ...:
'Don't like a language? Tcl can make it look different:
What are good ways for two threads to communicate?
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his mostly-weekly Wiki reports:
Now that the Easter bunny can retire for another year, let us have a
look at the Wiki activities ...
- Filling in the time in a GUI can be done most elegantly with a
dedicated widget. Check <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2318> and
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/28265> for some solutions.
- The Mac has always been quite different in its GUI style than
the other two major platforms. Here is a list of extensions that
take advantage of the Mac: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21570>
- Events without a GUI? Yes, with Tcl a lot is possible, as we all know.
Here is a nice solution for dealing with events in plain Tcl -
- A nice-looking integrated development environment, now as a Google project.
Check out the screenshots and make your decision -
- Groups of people working together need suitable software. Groupkit has
been around for a long while ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/202>
- Tcl-FAQ linked at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/153> is worth visiting. A large
collection of tutorials, explanations and what not.
Bits and pieces
- A minimalistic experiment with object-oriented programming, check
the pages <http://wiki.tcl.tk/28271> and <http://wiki.tcl.tk/28272>.
- Sound, natural speech? A lot can be done if you just follow the
instructions ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/6256> which relies in turn on
- Compiled extensions that transcend the operating system? NaTcl
inspires some revolutionary thoughts - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/28260>
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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