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Tcl-URL! for May 9, 2000

May 09, 2000, 19:24 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Schongar)


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

Date: Tue, 9 May 2000 14:22:36 -0500 (CDT)
From: Bill Schongar bschonga@cisco.com
Newsgroups: comp.lang.tcl
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (May 9)

Our featured quote, from a posting by Donal K. Fellows: "C++ is a low-level language with some mid-level features grafted onto it. It is almost certainly used in more places than justified, often due to ignorance about the alternatives (of which Tcl is one.)"

Mo Dejong announces the 1.2.6 percolation of Jacl and TclBlend, aka TclJava, including a few pre-compiled binaries:
Or get them from:

Webshell 3.0 is announced, a tool for creating web-based application such as on-the-fly HTML, database functions, and other such fun stuff. Note that you need Tcl 8.2 or above to make it run...

Where'd Tkdesk go, anyway? In case you're looking, it's moved to a new location:

Want to talk objects? Inheritance? Static, private, public, constructor, destructor... well, more discussion goes on about the option of including Itcl in the 8.4 release core:

Iain announces Tkprint 1.1.2, an extension for printing functions on MS Windows:

Mac users: the 8.3 installer includes a wish shell that doesn't run on MacOS 7.5.5, 8.0, or 8.1. A fix is due out shortly, and will be announced.

A simple question on existing lists of Tcl disadvantages leads to further introspection, including discussions on whether arrays are really arrays, or hash tables, or 'maps', or...

Joystick control under Linux - you know you want it, though you may not be sure when you'll use it. A neat solution to the problem you didn't know you had:

On the subject of peripherals, Jeff briefly mentions that the Button-4 and Button-5 bindings will let most Linux/UNIX boxes (assuming your mappings are set up right) handle MouseWheel signals:

Dave gives us neat code to query or set the state of the caps, num and scroll lock keys on Windows:

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

Scriptics maintains a highly organized Tcl resource center

They also keep info to convince your boss Tcl is a good thing

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

Findmail archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts

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