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QOTW: "note that 'alpha' in tcl/tk is usually (almost always?) safer and
more stable than many (most?) other products 'beta' software. the Tcl
Core Team and maintainers are extremely good"
-- Bruce Hartweg
"Did you know that Tcl's compilation phase is actually *faster* than the
bytecode loader? :^D"
-- Donal K. Fellows
POTW: Tile Widget Set, version 0.4, by Joe English.
"The Tile widget set is an experimental reimplementation of some of
the standard Tk widgets" for native look and feel under Windows XP,
NT, and 2K, native look and feel under Mac OSX, and "revitalized"
look and feel under X11.
Cameron Laird apologizes for last week's false report in
"Tcl-URL!" that XOTcl is in the core. It's not, although
there's plenty of other TIP progress.
Ronnie Brunner wants a way for a script to "give up" without
exiting the interpreter. Just [return] won't quite do it, so what
are his options? Suggestions include slave interps, redefining
[exit], and 8.5's [return -level] switch:
Jamie thinks double buffering slows down Tk on Mac OS X,
and is looking for help in removing it:
You can't reparent a widget from one toplevel to another:
Another "slave interps or threads" question, this one concerned
with whether slaves have separate event loops:
How can C code check whether an optional argument was
passed, even if its value is the default value?
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his report from the Wiki:
Old Wiki pages never die! This week at least three such pages surfaced
to the list of recent changes. On the other hand, there are lots of new
ones to read too.
- A list of cool things ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/12242>>
- A colourful page, though you may get a bit dizzy from its
dynamics ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/12222>>
Linguistic contributions of all sorts
- A small layout language for display electrical circuits:
dive into the history of Tcl if you want, <http;//wiki.tcl.tk/12241>
- Need to analyse the syntax of programming or natural languages?
Here is a myriad of solutions, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/955>>
- The term "scripting language" is old-fashioned - from now on
call them "dynamic languages"! <http://wiki.tcl.tk/12220>>
- Question: how to learn to use the canvas. Answer: program a flight
simulator program - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9085>>
- Objects are all in the mind, not in the syntax, could be
the conclusion of this almost ancient page - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/970>>
- Here is a way to use wxWindows in Tcl (with a definite need for
a maintainer it seems) - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2767>>
- Merits and misery with the PNG picture format - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/6150>>
- This personal page on the French Wiki provides a challenge to your
Wiki chronicler - is it so hard to do maths and numerical stuff
in Tcl compared to Python and Perl? - <http://wfr.tcl.tk/723>>
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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