Tcl-URL! Weekly Tcl News and Links (September 10)
Sep 11, 2002, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
QOTW: "Endless loops are just as endless with a faster processor."
"I am still amazed that thinking 'Maybe I should add a GUI' almost takes
longer than actually adding it." Peter Spjuth
"This is a fundamental feature of Tcl. Commands are commands are commands.
It makes no difference whether you coded them in C or in Tcl. It makes no
difference whether they're built-in or supplied as an 'extension'.
Anything that operates on a command can work on all of them the same way."
Donald G. Porter
Window decorations--the "go-away 'X'" and friends--are a continuing
fascination. Joe English explains why it's so hard to get them
When will Tk-ers settle this topic?
Donal Fellows demonstrates trace idioms that make coding both
easier and more powerful
It's the Tcl Way: get the computer to do your work for you. In
this case, Glenn Jackman and allies explain to Bryan Oakley how
to configure vim for clever Tcl-savvy editing
Kevin Kenny explains how a professional thinks about "Dr. Watson"
and analogous apparent disasters
Arjen Markus summarizes the week in Wikiland:
A lot of pages on the Wiki concern support of some kind. Let us
- How to combine Fortran programs with Tcl/Tk? Well, a tutorial has
been started at <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3999>;.
- How to effectively request help with Tcl? Just read
- How to debug your Tcl/Tk scripts? Again, the Wiki has answers,
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/473>; and maybe "Errx" is the tool for your
- How to use UNICODE? This page has the pointers to get all the
information you need, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1364>;.
We should be proud of this little gem: it was started by George Stapleton,
discussed in the Tcl chatroom and elaborated by Richard Suchenwirth:
rotating photo images over an arbitrary angle. It all begins at
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/3986>; and it ends up with <http://wiki.tcl.tk/4022>;.
The last collection could be titled: Algorithms of all sorts.
- Manipulating vectors and matrices, a collection of links appears at
- Snit is an object-like package, developed around the idea of delegation,
rather than inheritance. See <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3963>;, but
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/3712>; is the main reason for its occurrence.
- Tuplespaces are used to communicate indirectly via a publish/subscribe
paradigm. Elegant and powerful, and simply Tcl:
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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