Tcl-URL! Weekly Tcl News and Links (July 22)
Jul 23, 2002, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
QOTW: "When I deal with threading, I work on the principle that the
hardware and OS are my enemies and hate me, and so I code accordingly.
It probably doesn't make for a maximally-efficient program, but it does
reduce debugging pain." --Donal K Fellows
"A failed engineering consensus is a poor reason to add configuration
options. (For me, one of the beauties of Tcl is that it 'Just Works',
and I don't have to spend hours babysitting its configuration.)
Life is full of tradeoffs." --Kevin Kenny
Catch up with Jeffrey Friedl's ruminations on "What's New
with Regular Expressions".
Jeffrey Hobbs and others contribute to a technically-involved
thread detailing Tcl_HashTable changes and 8.3 / 8.4 binary
compatibility issues induced thereby.
George Peter Staplin updates his megawidgets contributions:
Cscrollbar and Ctext.
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his summary of Wiki action:
More pages on the Wiki every week! Now we have:
Complete applications and libraries:
- The plot package Plplot is described in <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3631>;
It is the underlying library for many applications and an interface
to Tcl/Tk is readily available.
- If you need to deal with directed acyclic graphs, why not try the
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/3716>; contains the Tcl code for handling the graphs
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/3717>; has procs to read and write the Graphviz format
that is suitable for storing such graphs
and <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3722>; completes it with examples
Some Windows-specific pages:
- Browsing through the dreaded Windows registry,
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/1516>; tells you how
- Should you feel the need to make a Tk application with a
multiple-document interface, then stop and visit
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/2163>;. We leave it to the reader whether that
is a wise decision :-)
Bits and pieces:
- Games can be fun with and without pictures. An engine for text-based
adventures by Larry Smith, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/863>;
- Editing date and time in a GUI can be tricky,
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/3019>; needs some more work to cover the various
formats used around the world.
- Just a small but practical script to handle and display a set of data,
- A nice little method for searching in a multilevel list, started by
Richard Suchenwirth, optimised by Michael Schlenker, cooperation
par excellence, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3743>;.
Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these pages:
The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries
Larry Virden maintains a comp.lang.tcl FAQ launcher
Brent Welch maintains "The Tcl Developer Xchange", a highly
organized resource center of documents and software with
provisions for individuals to "set up a link to your software
and update ... as you release new versions."
The Xchange sponsor 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 Tcl.
For the ideal overview of the topics about Tcl most likely to
interest a newcomer, see "Arts and Crafts ..."
ActiveState Tools maintains a Cookbook of Tcl recipes
NeoSoft has a comp.lang.tcl contributed sources archive
Cameron Laird tracks many 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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