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QOTW: "[Using a -command helper procedure] works like a dream even when the
things you're passing around get *obscenely* complex." -- Donal K. Fellows
if you don't say 'var') and Tcl (where everything is local if you don't say
-- Chris Nelson
POTW: TKproE 1.0 by Dennis LaBelle. "TKproE is an integrated program
development environment for the TCL/TK scripting language." "TKproE was
designed as a replacement for the XF application. This latter application
was originally developed by Sven Delmas over a decade ago." "However, much
has happened to the TCL/TK language since the early 1990s. TCL/TK has a
large number of new features that didn't exist at the time XF was first
created. Eventually, I felt that a brand new design was better than trying
to modify the existing XF code."
Using [socket -async] to timeout connection attempts:
Aric Bills answers a question about all::those::colons with a
simple walkthrough of namespaces:
Converting an array of image tiles into one larger image:
You unset an array, but some elements come back. Why?
Maybe because they have traces, or are -textvariables:
Two hints for pasting text with <Control-v>: use <<Paste>>
instead, and don't forget the [break].
The polynymous SM Ryan shows how to [exec] grep to
search for a variable term:
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his summary of Wiki activity:
For those of you, dear readers, interested in the French Wiki, here are
a couple pages your chronicler selected:
- A quick conversion of HTML files to something compatible to the Wiki
- A tutorial on Tkcon, with illustrations, <http://wfr.tcl.tk/282>
- Perhaps this could be the answer to newbies who want an IDE:
- For the mathematically inclined, the many ways the number "pi" can
be computed with sidetracks to Riemann's zeta function -
- Several pages on packages such as BWidget and Tcllib contain links to
ready-made starkits - <http://wfr.tcl.tk/569> for instance.
And then of course the English-spoken/written Wiki, which has some questions
that might be answered by some of the above French pages ...
- Suppose you are used to an IDE and then want to use Tcl/Tk?
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/3599> deals with this long-standing issue.
- What if you do not want an IDE, but simply want a quick-and-dirty
debugger without bells and whistles? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11850>
might be your solution.
- BWidget is a wonderful package and all done in plain Tcl. But it could
use an example or two of how to actually use it. Please, contribute to
- In need of assembly programming? See what Tcl can do for you:
- A transparant method for doing OO in Tcl explained -
- In want of a completely opaque programming language? Yes, the
Wiki will guide you there too: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11877> tells
the tale of such a language.
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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