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QOTW: "... think of it as operator underloading." - Steve Landers, agent
"Timeout" demands care, but it's feasible:
BWidget: dead weight or worthwhile?
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his mostly-weekly Wiki reports:
As we near the end of August, the Google Summer of Code nears
completion. At least one page on the Wiki describe the current
status of a project. But plenty more is to be found!
Graphics for dare-devils
- Why not create your own geometry manager? All you really need is the
canvas widget, some bindings and a few good ideas of what you want.
- Raytracing is a pretty old technique for creating 3D pictures. Despite
its age it is still very useful, and you do not always need many lines
of code either, as <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10857> illustrates.
- You take an old venerable format, like the X bitmap format, you create
a little conversion script to go from a block of characters to that
particular format and leave the rest to Tk. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/28668>
- Selecting a rectangular block of text is very useful at times and though
the text widget does not support it directly, it only needs a wee bit of
- Integrating Tcl into netbeans has resulted in a cure little plugin. Here
is how to get it and how to install it: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/28455>
Extend your toolkit
- Extracting documentation from the source? Here is a vast range of
possibilities, select the one that suits you best!
- Add a package to your starkit almost automatically with this small
utility - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/20210>
- You may want some eye candy when testing your program. tclunit does this
and is available via Tcllib. Check <http://wiki.tcl.tk/5647> for details.
Watch it - it is not that easy!
- Programming a game may not look that difficult, but there are a few
devils to watch out for that crop up in the details. On the other hand,
why not simply enjoy playing it? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/957>
- There is a trade-off between elegance and efficiency, as illustrated
between the lines in this series of Fibonacci number generators:
you can take the mathematical definition or you can use the analytical
expression - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13957>
- So you think you know all there is to know about object-oriented
programming? Check out the debate in <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13398>.
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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