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QOTW: "The most significant developments that have happened in the last
couple of releases are things that I couldn't have predicted." - Kevin Kenny,
on five-year planning
Gerald Lester explains a bit of the spirit of binding-writing:
Numerical calculations in Tcl? Sure:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his mostly-weekly Wiki reports:
Yet another week passed, even more than that since the previous
summary. No time to waste therefore!
- Though the Wiki page seems set on the start of June for the 10th
European Tcl/Tk Users Meeting in lovely Strasbourg, the meeting will
be held in September instead because of holidays -
- Sometimes your imagination is only a bit ahead of reality ... The
musings on this page show that in the case of an ideal programming
language - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11444>
- Ever felt you were controlled by your agenda or calendar? Well, now
you can feel controlled by your agenda and your calendar and Tcl:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/21553> opens up to the halfbakery.
- Write code to let the computer write code for you. No, it is not
a Quine but a genuine attempt to collect the techniques you can use -
Graphical tips and tricks and tools
- Want to scroll a bunch of widgets? Don't want to use a container like
the canvas or the text widget? It can be done! Maybe not as smooth as
these two, but with a bit of "prestidigitatry", eh presto!, the trusty
grid geometry manager will help - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1125>
- Free-hand drawing on a widget helps to sign a document!
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/16987> presents just such a widget.
Other tips and tricks and tools
- A console program to manage the contents of an SQLite database, all in
Tcl - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/16272>
- Dealing with dictionaries decribed - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17680>
- Variation on a theme: a jolly nice little script that defines a
complete, more or less programmable, calculator - look at the last
part of <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1270>
- Oh those dreadful binary numbers! Why is 0.1 * 0.1 not 0.01 but
0.0099999999? Will this package be the answer to so many puzzles?
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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