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Tcl-URL! Weekly Tcl News and Links (July 30)

Jul 31, 2002, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])

QOTW:  "Tcl went to a great deal of trouble to hide the evil cruft of C
down in the dank, dirty basement of modern scripting, and thankfully
so."  -- Larry Smith

"They are all amazed when they ask me a question and I whip out a parser
written in Tcl and have an answer for them within an hour or two.  They
are used to spending DAYS sifting through this stuff (JCL and COBOL)
manually to get the answers they need.  I've sold several people on the
project on the value of using Tcl."  -- Jeff David

"Tcl's [RE] engine is a hybrid with the best of both worlds."  Jeffrey Friedl

    Pascal Scheffers provides a patch for mime::initialize that
    results in dramatic speed increases (minutes to seconds) for
    some classes of large messages.

    An at-times lively discussion on GOTOs and what some people
    miss (or don't!) in Tcl.

    Good advice for Tcl beginners on how to build their own library
    of procedures for future reuse.

    Zoran Vasiljevic releases version 2.4 of the threading extension.

    Adrian Davis releases ICONS, "a cross platform icon library facility
    for TCL/TK programmers".

    George Peter Staplin introduces his "Tk_Theme" extension that provides
    themed frame & label widgets.

    Jean-Luc Fontaine provides a specification file for a thread-enabled
    Tcl 8.4b1 rpm.

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   

Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
--in principal.  In spring 2001, though,
are more consistently up-to-date.  A fourth possibility is          !&as_ugroup=comp.lang.tcl  

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