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QOTW: "[T]he learning curves for TclTk are the friendliest around."
-- Mike Tuxford
"Large, complete programs are written and successfully maintained in
Tcl, with Tcl as the primary language." -- Benjamin Riefenstahl
POTW: gnocl 0.5.12 by Peter G. Baum. "gnocl is a GTK+ / Gnome
extension for the programming language Tcl, loosely modeled
after the Tk package. It provides easy to use commands to
build quickly GTK+ / Gnome compliant applications".
Does Tcl play well with others as far as sharing the clipboard?
The secret to sourcing a file in a starkit is knowing that the
starkit gets "replaced" by a directory of the same name:
Every student of Tcl eventually faces $$varName. Would you
say that double substitution is the "pons asinorum" of Tcl?
The history of the app name=widget class "bug" is discussed:
An inconclusive discussion of various aspects of making Tcl
apps restartable by the window manager or session manager:
A newbie is encouraged towards a wrapper/postprocessor GUI:
Help getting tcltest to recognize equivalent sets of results:
Right-to-left: it's not just a good idea, it's in the Endekalogue!
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his summary of recent Wiki activity:
Games and riddles seem an endless source of inspiration:
- The Eight Queens problem is revisited as an exercise in
- Want to play "Scrabble"? Well, all you need now is a pen and a piece of
paper for the score and a computer running Tcl/Tk:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/10098> has a cute little script for setting up
the game board and displaying the letters.
Another item that gets a lot of attention: plotting data, check out
for yourself, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3743>
Then there are a few pages of the technical and philosophical genre
that could inspire you to make simpler, better or more beautiful programs:
- All about quoting issues in Tcl is described on <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1726>
- Though Tcl is almost as platform-independent as one could wish for,
you do need to address platform issues from time to time. And what, may
we ask, should be the name of that platform? May <http://wiki.tcl.tk/8522>
- Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, yes, but more and more beholders
appreciate anti-aliasing fonts. For your own experiments:
- Finally, worthy advice coming from an entirely different language: Erlang
idioms translated or translatable to Tcl - <htt://wiki.tcl.tk/8966>
Everything Tcl-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in these
The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries
The Tcl Developer Site is Tcl's "home base".
Larry Virden maintains a comp.lang.tcl FAQ launcher
The Tcl Developer Xchange is a highly organized resource center
of documents and software with provisions for individuals to
maintain references to their own software:
The TDX sponsor, ActiveState, also 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 ..."
ActiveState maintains binaries distribution and development tools
along with a Cookbook of Tcl recipes
Cameron Laird tracks several Tcl/Tk references of interest
Cetus Links maintains a Tcl/Tk page with verified links
Google Groups archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts
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