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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.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=78c4fbb292dcd105

    An at-times lively discussion on GOTOs and what some people
    miss (or don't!) in Tcl.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=1095b3a98385aa60

    Good advice for Tcl beginners on how to build their own library
    of procedures for future reuse.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=2e026fd7fecee45e

    Zoran Vasiljevic releases version 2.4 of the threading extension.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=pgpmoose.200207221410.9497%40despot.non.net

    Adrian Davis releases ICONS, "a cross platform icon library facility
    for TCL/TK programmers".
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=2a43a0b281677878

    George Peter Staplin introduces his "Tk_Theme" extension that provides
    themed frame & label widgets.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=3D435207.5B4A0451%40XMission.com

    Jean-Luc Fontaine provides a specification file for a thread-enabled
    Tcl 8.4b1 rpm.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?th=f56c76b829fb27a3
    

Everything 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

    Larry Virden maintains a comp.lang.tcl FAQ launcher
        http://www.purl.org/NET/Tcl-FAQ/

    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."
        http://www.tcl-tk.net/resource/
    The Xchange sponsor also keeps info to convince your boss Tcl
    is a good thing
        http://www.tcl-tk.net/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

    ActiveState Tools maintains a Cookbook of Tcl recipes
        http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Tcl

    NeoSoft has a comp.lang.tcl contributed sources archive
        http://www.neosoft.com/tcl/contributed-software/

    Cameron Laird tracks many Tcl/Tk references of interest
        http://starbase.neosoft.com/~claird/comp.lang.tcl/

    Cetus Links maintains a Tcl/Tk page with verified links
        http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_tcl_tk.html

    Google Groups archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tcl_announce/   

Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
  http://purl.org/thecliff/tcl/url.html
--in principal.  In spring 2001, though,
  http://www.ddj.com/topics/tclurl/
  http://tcl.activestate.com:8004/tclurl/
are more consistently up-to-date.  A fourth possibility is                 
  http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Tcl-URL!&as_ugroup=comp.lang.tcl  

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

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Dr. Dobb's Journal (http://www.ddj.com) is pleased to participate in and
sponsor the "Tcl-URL!" project.     

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