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QOTW: "Usenet rules! Long live c.l.t!" -- Jean-Claude Wippler
"Its good to live in a world where people help people." -- Jaspal
POTW: TickleSharp 0.1 by Scott Beasley. "TickleSharp is a portable
binding to the Tcl/Tk scripting language for the .NET platform."
"TickleSharp can be used to add Tcl to any .NET application, giving
you access to a full fledged scripting language."
Converting a MAC address to a binary string is easy, but not
without pitfalls. Just goes to show, it's always something:
Diogenes searched for an honest man; Andrew DeFaria will
settle for a good debugger. Tuba is mentioned. (FWIW, Tuba
was the only debugger I could ever get to run under Mac OS.)
How to tell if a text widget is "dirty", i.e., has been modified.
(Hmm... what if it contains unmodified smut?)
Non-reentrancy in Tk source code? Say it ain't so (preferably
not in a tk_messageBox, though)!
Is there a way to duplicate an interp, with all its vars & procs?
An interesting discussion of how Tk appearance varies under
different window managers, and difficulties in saving and
restoring window geometry between sessions:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his summary of recent Wiki activity:
All of a sudden pages regarding Tcl editors, Tcl debuggers, Tcl development
environments pop up on the Wiki. You chronicler will just mention a few,
leaving all the others for you to find out :)
Tcl debuggers, development:
- "SEE" is an old page regarding typical Tcl development -
- An overview of debuggers can be found in <http://wiki.tcl.tk/8637>
- Introspection is quite useful as a debugging and development tool too:
- If you enter Tcl's darker layer, the C routines, and need help on
reference counts, look at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1192> for guidance.
- And perhaps we need to work on this framework for a bit to make
demos of Tk applications easier: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3260>
The second category of pages your chronicler wants to bring to your
attention are a few applications:
- Wiki history is a much discussed subject, here is just one practical
- Ah, an internet relay client which talks Klingon (okay, it is not
the most useful feature :) - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/8190> is making
- Who needs an expensive database management system if he/she has
Tcl and talks Dutch? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10332> is 100% Tcl and
holds all kinds of information about athletics competitions.
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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