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QOTW: "It will be interesting to see what happens when we decide 'wish'
shouldn't be shipped either (for which there is already no reason to do
so on unix)." -- Jeff Hobbs
"It's been proven a million times over that tcl doesn't have this sort
of inconsistency (command working dramatically different interactively
than non-interactively) so there must be some other explanation."
-- Bryan Oakley
POTW: Expect for Windows 1.0 by ActiveState. "Expect for Windows brings
the power of Expect to the Windows platform, providing familiar tools for
cross-platform system administration and test automation."
The secret to character-buffered socket communications is
to set -buffering none and use [read] instead of [gets]:
A simple widget layout question sparks an interesting [grid]
lesson, including behavior changes due to TIPs:
Why does [catch] catch an error-free [return]?
When people discover [canvas] it seems like their first
question is always "How can I plot points?":
It's the end of an era... MacOS Classic support has been
moved to the CVS attic:
Remember that the first argument to [string match] uses
Your app uses unicode, but certain users don't see the right
glyphs. How do you figure out what font they're missing?
Converting a Java timestamp to a Tcl one involves getting
the number and dividing by 1000. How hard can it be?
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his summary of Wiki activity:
Improvements to the chat room, ancient source code and higher mathematics
in this week's Wiki digest:
Chatting and gaming:
- Tkabber is a pure Tcl implementation of Jabber - you can find it
- A game client for MUSH/MUD/MOO/MU* games. Again to be found via
the Wiki: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11099>
A colour chooser:
- Here is an implementation of the X11 xcolors program, as so very
often, in pure Tcl: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11139>
- You may have wondered about TIP 174 ... well, here are two pages
that are related to the very topic of doing maths in Tcl:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/11128> discusses what goes on in the darker
corners of everyday arithmetics.
- The finer aspects of logic and functional programming discussed
- Your chronicler humbly refers to pages he initiated:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/11087> discusses some questions that troubled
him with respect to numerical analysis ... And the somewhat ad hoc
solutions at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11146> for instance.
Sources of sources
- Distributions of Tcl in binary or source form: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1560>
- Really old versions of Tcl can be found here: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3106>
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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