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QOTW: "... maybe I should have started with the manual, not writing some
random stuff and asking obvious questions ..." - olegfink, in contemplation
of his programming career
Can TclApp wrap a binary ("impure") package? Yes:
wish vs. tclsh *is* subtle. There's a reason to maintain
Alexandre, Donal, et al. provide Good practice in refcount-think:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his mostly-weekly Wiki reports:
Spring should be such a lovely time of year ... Right now, when your
Wiki chronicler looks out of the window, it might as well have been
a window on the southern hemisphere. Anyway, the summary!
- Can any one help out with the refactoring of BLT? New stuff is
waiting, it appears. Check out <http://wiki.tcl.tk/24533>
- With just one line of code added, this demo of the two main methods
to traverse a graph works. If it does not demonstrate breadth-first
and depth-first search in all clarity, it is at least a beautiful little
demo - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/22389>
- Just as nice is this page on drawing dice - especially clear with
the added screenshot - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/17103>
- Antialiasing algorithms are fine, but perhaps you can achieve the
same effect in a different way. Here is an experiment:
- Adding tooltips to the ttk treeview widget is just a light exercise
once you have taken the code from this page - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/24636>
Beyond the basics
- Sometimes a useful piece of software can be created with just a
few lines of code. This proxy server is an example -
- An update on the development of the ATWF web framework -
- Work around a nasty GUI bug or quirk - need get rid of left-over events?
Here is how: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11284>
- Threads can lead to an overwhelmingly complex program, even though they
are useful from time to time. Try this message queue for safety:
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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