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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.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&frame=left&th=b93d39d8a7cdbce

    Joe English provides Tcl manual pages as Winhelp.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&frame=left&th=aa64b758f97b379d

    How should a GUI look?  Donal and others have practical advice.
        http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&frame=left&th=115691195e1583e1

    Among the many marvels the Wiki has recently accumulated are a
    four-line program to display the Win* Calendar in a Tk widget
        http://wiki.tcl.tk/optcl
    a few-page UML editor
        http://wiki.tcl.tk/PlayingUML
    and the usual daily prodution of "advanced" data structures
    achieved in forty characters of pure Tcl
        http://wiki.tcl.tk/4.html passim


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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