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QOTW: "that is the great beauty of Tcl - it is so simple & there are no weird
special cases or odd behavior to the language itself." -- Bruce Hartweg
"Any regexp cyborgs out there who can actually understand the behavior of reg-
exp matching with mixed greediness are welcome to use them." -- Donald Arseneau
POTW: Winico 0.5 by Pat Thoyts. "Winico is a Tk extension for Windows that
allows you to load icons from .ico files or from executable resources and to
place an icon into the Windows system tray". "I have ... made some
improvements that permit loading of icons from files in a Tcl virtual
filesystem. In other words, it can now load icons from a file in a starkit."
http://sourceforge.net/projects/tktable/ (Project files)
Bryan Oakley offers rules of thumb for Tk coding:
Has the [dict] discussion shown up on *your* radar yet?
Yet another discussion of [exec]ing complex commands;
this one is flame-free, thoughtful, and enlightening:
Lispers will be interested in TIP #187 "Procedures as Values":
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his summary of Wiki activity:
Techniques and initiatives for a library of sorts seem the common
themes this week. Here as usual an attempt to create some superficial
Libraries and language aspects
- "Tackle" - a superset of "Tickle"? See for yourself,
- TIP #187 can (almost) be done in pure Tcl, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11293>
- Some useful tips to create a Tk application in style,
- Extending Tcl/Tk the Tcl/Tk way - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/6002>
- A little known scripting language "avant la lettre" is retrieved
from dusty archives - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11314>
- Boolean functions of all sorts may make a nice cellular automaton:
- Yet another way to get persistent data into your program,
- Starting a Java application from a general script is less than trivial,
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/11294> knows how to find the virtual machine ...
- Windows has links, well, sort of, and they can be tricky to use,
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/1844> may answer your puzzled questions.
- Here is a tiny IDE that is just implementing a little bit of
literate programming, using the power of the text widget,
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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