|From:||Cameron Laird <tcl-url-AT-phaseit.net>|
|To:||"Tcl-URL distribution" :;|
|Subject:||Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Sep 24)|
|Date:||Wed, 24 Sep 2008 23:45:24 +0000|
"[I]t's always a better idea to expect something than to use delays, when there is something you can expect." - aspect Anyone with an interest in Tcl's connections to the real world should read Newsletter #8 from the Open Instrumentation Project: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.tcl/msg/d40914ab... Tablelist is at 4.10: http://www.nemethi.de/tablelist/CHANGES.txt From Tk to Ttk: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.tcl/browse_threa... TIPX: Uwe Klein reports on new, used and discarded Tips for the week 37 TIP 195 by Peter Spjuth : A Unique Prefix Handling Command http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/195.html Title has changed ( was Script Access to Tcl_GetIndexFromObj ) Vote: In progress and Done State has changed from Draft to Accepted TIP 236 by Neil McKay : Absolute Positioning of Canvas Items http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/236.html Vote: In progress and Done State has changed from Draft to Accepted TIP 240 by Steve Bold : An Ensemble Command to Manage Processes http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/240.html Vote: In progress and still pending TIP 252 by Brian Schmidt : Add New 'string' Command Options http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/252.html Vote: In progress and Done State has changed from Draft to Rejected TIP 265 by Sam Bromley : A Convenient C-side Command Option Parser for Tcl http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/265.html Vote: In progress and Done State has changed from Draft to Accepted TIP 308 by Kevin B. Kenny : Tcl Database Connectivity (TDBC) http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/308.html Vote: In progress and Done State has changed from Draft to Accepted TIP 312 by Rene Zaumseil : Add More Link Types http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/312.html Title has changed ( was Create 'link' Command and Add More Link Types ) Vote: In progress and still pending TIP 313 by Peter Spjuth : Inexact Searching in Sorted List http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/313.html Vote: In progress and Done State has changed from Draft to Accepted TIP 314 by Lars HellstrÃ¶m : Ensembles with Parameters http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/314.html Vote: In progress and Done State has changed from Draft to Accepted TIP 315 by Hai Vu : Add pathSeparator to tcl_platform Array http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/315.html Vote: In progress and Done Vote: Done State has changed from Draft to Accepted TIP 316 by Donal K. Fellows : Portable Access Functions for Stat Buffers http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/316.html Vote: In progress and Done State has changed from Draft to Accepted TIP 318 by Bill Poser : Extend Default Whitespace in 'string trim' Beyond ASCII http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/318.html Vote: In progress and Done State has changed from Draft to Accepted TIP 320 by Donal K. Fellows : Improved Variable Handling in the Core Object System http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/320.html Vote: In progress and Done State has changed from Draft to Accepted TIP 321 by Jos Decoster : Add a tk::busy Command http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/321.html Vote: In progress and Done State has changed from Draft to Accepted TIP 323 by Colin McCormack : Do Nothing Gracefully http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/323.html Vote: In progress and Done State has changed from Draft to Accepted TIP 325 by David N. Welton : System Tray Access http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/325.html is a new TIP TIP 326 by Kieran Elby : Add -group Option to lsort http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/326.html is a new TIP Title has changed ( was Add -group Option to lsort Vote: Done State has changed from Draft to Accepted hey, thats fast! TIP 327 by Miguel Sofer : Proper Tailcalls http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/327.html is a new TIP TIP 328 by Miguel Sofer : Coroutines http://www.tcl.tk/cgi-bin/tct/tip/328.html is a new TIP Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly summary of Wiki action: A large number of pages has been updated this week, but only a few caught your chronicler's attention. Well, an autumnal mood is setting in ... Cooperation please - For those intersted in new language constructs, both iterators <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3961> and cooperation via coroutines <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21619> are worth a visit. - Actions are another concept that seems to make a lot of sense: especially to simply your GUIs - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11505> - Smart software should not get too smart. Entering dates into a user-interface is an area that requires lots of care - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3019> - We have seen various discussions about what method to use to build a website ... Here is another contribution: a framework to use the REST method. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21623> Simple and elegant - This French page picks up the Tcl bindings to GTK ... SWIG in action: <http://wfr.tcl.tk/1684> - When you restrict yourself a bit, you can easily program Tcl in C style - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1285> - Is Tcl's chronology so linear? Well, even if it is not, here is a nice crystal-clear overview: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1721> - Who needs brilliant and diverting graphics, when you can have a text-based adeventure game? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/21135> Everything Tcl-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages: The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries http://www.purl.org/net/tcl-welcome comp.lang.tcl is a crucial resource for Tcl practitioners. An interesting perspective on its traffic appears at http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.tcl/about The Tcl Developer Site is Tcl's "home base". http://www.tcl.tk Larry Virden maintains a comp.lang.tcl FAQ launcher. http://www.purl.org/NET/Tcl-FAQ/ 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: http://www.tcl.tk/resource/ The TDX sponsor, ActiveState, also keeps info to convince your boss Tcl is a good thing http://www.tcl.tk/scripting/ The Tcl'ers Wiki is a huge, dynamic, collaboratively edited repository of documentation, examples, tutorials and pontifications on all things Tcl. http://wiki.tcl.tk/0 For the ideal overview of the topics about Tcl most likely to interest a newcomer, see "Arts and Crafts ..." http://wiki.tcl.tk/969 There's also a high-quality Wikibook on Tcl: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Programming:Tcl ActiveState maintains binaries distribution and development tools http://www.activestate.com/Tcl along with a Cookbook of Tcl recipes http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Tcl "La Gazette du TÃ©cleux" is an important monthly publication. http://wfr.tcl.tk/1159 deli.cio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary. It already aggregates quite a bit of Tcl intelligence. http://del.icio.us/tag/tcl Cameron Laird tracks several Tcl/Tk references of interest (but needs to validate many of the links). http://phaseit.net/claird/comp.lang.tcl/ Years ago, Cetus Links maintained a Tcl/Tk page with verified links http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_tcl_tk.html "Yahoo! Groups" archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts--even though clta itself is dormant. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tcl_announce/ We're working on more useful archives of past installments. In the meantime, an alternative is http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Tcl-URL&... Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome. To receive a new issue of this posting in e-mail each Monday, ask <firstname.lastname@example.org> to subscribe. Be sure to mention "Tcl-URL!". -- Phaseit, Inc. (http://phaseit.net) is pleased to participate in and sponsor the "Tcl-URL!" project.
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