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Tcl-URL! for April 13, 2000

Apr 13, 2000, 18:49 (0 Talkback[s])
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Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 13:37:23 -0500 (CDT)
From: Bill Schongar bschonga@cisco.com
Newsgroups: comp.lang.tcl
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Apr 13)

The volume of Tcl postings rolls on like a Nasdaq tech stock selloff... Tcl-URL for the week ending April 7, 2000

Where the heck do you get base64 encoding data from, anyway? The question, and some pointers, including the Wiki page with the answers:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=605684259
Wiki page:
http://mini.net/cgi-bin/wikit/588.html

Need help printing BLT graphs? Search no further than George's details on the 'printer' command in BLT:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606125259

Jean-Luc makes it so with the announcement (and April 9 update announcement) of new Stubs-enabled version of BLT:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=608835339
Available from:
http://jfontain.free.fr/blt-2.4q-4.i386.rpm

Hint and limitations on using "wm transient" to hide a window's title bar in MS Windows:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=605920049

From the "Is anybody out there?" department, Larry has a question on the UFO project. What is it, you ask? Your first guess probably isn't far off the mark - it's a project to maintain packages whose maintainers have mysteriously vanished..
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=605981390
Main URL:
http://ufo.sourceforge.net

Going once... going twice... but can you track it in Tcl? A request from Larry to see if anyone's working on an Ebay auction watcher. I don't know, first UFOs, now this.. it's a conspiracy!
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606004356

Building your own Tcl interpreter.. is it a server, a parser, or just a way to pass the time? Options and thoughts ranging from Tcl-Httpd to TclEval, (and its dangers) and more.:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606006085

Connecting procedures and variables in an Object-Oriented manner. That's todays topic, now let's hit those busy phones:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606073522

Want to help with a neat emerging image-processing package? Have access to a compiler? Then you're one of the folks Eben would really like to hear from:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606106930

Refreshing our memories as to how you send escape characters in Tcl, DJ serves up the basics:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606304438

Emily Post? Strunk and White? Nope, it's a style guide for the rest of us, minding our manners with spacing and bracing:
http://dev.scriptics.com/doc/styleGuide.pdf

Macs love long filenames. So why can't we share that love through Tcl? A request and some thoughts from Tcl Mac folks:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606735776

Trying to release your Tcl code as a single binary? Waiting for the latest and greatest version of freeWrap to do it with? Your wait is over, get version 4.1 now:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606364747
Or directly from:
http://home.nycap.rr.com/dlabelle/freewrap/freewrap.html

More on the image processing front, with a new version of XBit up for consumption:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606379457

If binary things instead are strings, is conversion needed (this query pings)? Get the dirt on Tcl_Obj vs string implementation, and how it may affect sharing data between C, Tcl, and Blt or other extensions:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606448681

Alright, all of you line up based on how tall your grandchildren are. Err, well, no not really. But while sorting lists by some relation other than the first element causes confusion, there's help on the way:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606477263

Get in on the ground floor: a pre-release of a Japanese/ English/German dictionary application in need of some testers:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606482882

Highlighting selected text, and moving between applications. Feasible? Sure. Exactly what you might expect? Well, maybe:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606880149

Like nested Russian boxes, putting a proc in a proc in a.. well, you get the idea. Now learn why you should discard that idea, even though it may work:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606933198

How's your HTML? Why not Tcl decide? Ways to validate HTML through Tcl procs, and even XML, depending on your needs:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=606996557

Tracking the status of machines through Tcl - can it be done? Some thoughts on keeping your network running:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=607045712

Want a Braintwister? How about tracing dynamic variables? Richard wants to see where this will lead:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=607127122

Dealing with binary data across sockets, in all sorts of combinations. Problems, proposals, and possibilities:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=607209812

"Where in the world is John Ousterhout", a new graphical game by Michael McLennan. Well, ok, not really. But, lots of people are wondering about geographic maps within Tk canvases. Have any input?
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=607677243

And you thought regular expressions were fun before? Try Visual Regexp, and see if you have better luck than George. Also, judge for yourself whether strange cloning experiments going on at Scriptics using Jeff's DNA:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=607953806

Hungry? Well, it is time for another Snack... Kare announces the latest and greatest version of Snack, v1.7beta2:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=607998867
Or directly from:
http://www.speech.kth.se/snack/

Sometimes, Widgets like to have their picture taken. Using the Window ID, see how to put xwd or BLT to the task:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=608102075

The library is open! Tcllib is released in a non-CVS form for general download and use. Have at it!
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=608193094
Or directly from:
http://dev.scriptics.com/software/tcllib/

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.westend.com/~kupries/c.l.t.welcome.html

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

Scriptics maintains a highly organized Tcl resource center
http://dev.scriptics.com/resource/

They also keep info to convince your boss Tcl is a good thing
http://dev.scriptics.com/scripting/

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

Findmail archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts
http://www.egroups.com/list/tcl_announce/

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http://purl.org/thecliff/tcl/url.html
or
http://www.dejanews.com/dnquery.xp?QRY=~g%20comp.lang.tcl%20Tcl-URL%21

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