Tcl-URL! Weekly Tcl News and Links (May 9)
May 10, 2002, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
QOTW: " ... at least I think it should speed up the failure rate."
-D. G. Porter
"Data typing is an illusion. Everything is a sequence of bytes." -Todd Coram
"That is the nice thing about Tcl. You get hosed by special characters
only in a very few places, rather than hosity being the default like in
shells." -Darren New
Dither-free imaging is one reason to consider TclFltk.
Joe English provides Tcl manual pages as Winhelp.
How should a GUI look? Donal and others have practical advice.
Among the many marvels the Wiki has recently accumulated are a
four-line program to display the Win* Calendar in a Tk widget
a few-page UML editor
and the usual daily prodution of "advanced" data structures
achieved in forty characters of pure 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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