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QOTW: "Tcl has a long history of keeping everything open to introspection
and revision." -- Don Porter
"*ALL* IRC clients stink." -- David Gravereaux
POTW: IRC_Engine v0.1 by David Gravereaux.
IRC_Engine is "a Tcl extension for back-end IRC client control".
Helmut Giese explores ways to tie shared memory comms into
Tcl's channel system, so it's event-driven rather than polled:
One regexp question, multiple answers. It's c.l.t at its best!
(Worth it just for the jaw-dropping regexp wizardry displayed.)
The folks at Slink Software have outlined in text the 8.4.4 internals.
A comparison of the internal regexp code in Tcl and Python, with
side discussions of the stubs interface:
If you need to distinguish the visual beginning of a wrapped line,
as opposed to the actual beginning of the whole line, read this:
Getting the text associated with a tag is not as straightforward
as you might think:
Stacking order becomes important when using [pack -in]:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his summary of recent Wiki activity:
A summary by categories this week:
- Regular expressions get more than enough attention in the newsgroup, but
here is a page that can tell you about the inner workings,
- Ever run into constructs that appear innocent but are not for some reason?
Well, put them on display on <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10355>
- A pure-Tcl package to implement data with options and actions, just
like widgets, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10367>
- Generating a maze or labyrinth is no problem, not even in 3D. It is
even possible to let the computer generate the solution. Start at
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/2502> and work your way through the code and
the links to get to the "Exit" sign.
- "IFS" is the innocent title of a page devoted to one class of
fractal generating programs. Just have a look: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10373>
Internet browsers, protocols and pigs
- Two pages for one subject: using the Tkhtml package to view pages from
the Internet, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2993> and <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10368>.
- Do you know the X10 protocol? If not, time to read up, I guess. It is
all about serial ports and thingies your chronicler does not quite
understand, but <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3889> is the place.
- Okay, not so much pigs as Pig Latin: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10356> gives
the rules and <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10357> is the translation of the
Endecalogue into it.
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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