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QOTW: "TCL is dead, try Python"
-- Anonymous advice to Ed Suominen
"Imagine your tcl/tk scripts running on television!"
-- Peter Rainaud
POTW: PgBrowse 0.7 by Jerry LeVan.
"It allows users to browse PostgreSQL databases."
Every newbie faces this, but the wizened sages of c.l.t
already know to delete listbox items from the bottom up,
so earlier deletions don't affect the index for later deletions:
Which is better, using [global] and [variable], or always fully
qualifying your variable references?
Put small, borderless "buttons" in your text widget:
The siren song of Python calls to a longtime Tcler, and he
eloquently bids goodbye in this long but significant thread.
All who care about Tcl/Tk should read it:
Getting your windows to appear fully formed:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his summary of Wiki activity:
A lot of discussion as a consequence of the "Goodbye Tcl" message
from Ed Suominen. Your Wiki chronicler hopes something good comes
out of it. Anyway, here is the summary again ...
- A plea and a discussion about a common library: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11274>
- Man pages are not always the best place to find examples of how to use
a command. Let us contribute: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11263>
- Yes, this year's conference will be number 11: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11275>
- People sometimes complain about Tcl's documentation, well, it
does not seem to be the quantity. See for yourself: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1304>
- Right, sometimes, Tcl is not the solution. It is a fine art to recognise
these situations: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/623>
- Okay, why not include a word game here - anagrams for your spare time,
- Lambdas have been a topic of discussion for some time now, among some
Tclers. Here is one new page on the subject (or a related one):
- And here are a few unexpected things you can do with the set command:
- One step in compilation is the lexical analysis of the source code.
Well, here are a few building blocks - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/4358>
- Ah, those arrays of numbers, never will they stop amazing me.
And your chronicler is in good company: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/4968>
for an application of the NAP (N-dimensional Array Processing) package
- Your chronicler is proud that his plotting/charting package is now
available as a Tklib module, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/10878>
- Still, the piecharts and special widgets that appear on this page
are worth the effort too: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/5823>
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".
The Eleventh Mostly-Annual Tcl Conference will be this October.
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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