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Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Aug 17)

From:  Cameron Laird <tcl-url-AT-phaseit.net>
To:  "Tcl-URL distribution" :;
Subject:  Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Aug 17)
Date:  Wed, 17 Aug 2011 13:23:01 +0000
Message-ID:  <E1Qtg5F-000455-9C@smtp.phaseit.net>
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QOTW:  "[I] invoke the leaden albatross of mixed metaphor." - Donal K. Fellows


    How should a Tcl application integrate a Web server?
	http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.tcl/browse_threa...

    YES, Tcom is worthwhile:
	http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.tcl/browse_threa...

    Variable scoping?  Exception-handling?  Read how Tclers think about
    typical debugging situations:
	http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.tcl/browse_threa...


Thanks to Arjen Markus for his mostly-weekly Wiki reports:
  The world being the astounding place it is today, we are lucky
  to have the Wiki ... Some old pages turning up, some new pages
  being added - the Wiki remains a welcome resource.
  
  - Digging into the history of Tcl? This page will be helpful
    in providing an overview from the very start -
    <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1721>
  
  - Let the computer speak up! Not as difficult as it might seem
    at first - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/6252>
  
  - If Mohammed does not come to the mountain, maybe the other way
    around is a solution: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/28293> documents
    how JavaScript can be used to implement [incr Tcl]
  
  - Comparing the performance of data structures such as dicts versus
    arrays requires careful thought and above all: a good
    understanding of what is going on. <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13826>.
  
  - Existing commands can be persuaded to do things in an unexpectedly
    elegant way. Check the end of this page on a feature that Perl
    has and Tcl does not (or does it?) - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9617>
  
  - Talking of elegant, here is a little tool to extract those
    lines in files that interest you - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/28641>
  
  - Or how about dissecting the HTML code of an Internet page and
    visualising the tree structure it actually is?
    <http://wiki.tcl.tk/25371>
  
  - Of course, you could be interested in completely different things,
    say, artificial intelligence and the use of "agents". Well,
    check this page: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/15200>
  
  - Encrypt and decrypt is the motto of the Blowfish algorithm.
    So, at your service: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/12985>
  
  - When all else fails, you may have to hunt for a memory leak ...
    <http://wiki.tcl.tk/28634> throws a life line or two.
  

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/

    Tcl Developer Xchange sponsor, ActiveState, 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://code.activestate.com/recipes/langs/tcl/

    "La Gazette du Técleux" 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.  Dave 
Williams generously is building up
    http://www.bacomatic.org/~dw/comp/tclurl/index.htm
and of course Google gives us
  http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Tcl-URL&...

Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome.

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