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Tcl-URL! for May 16, 2000

May 16, 2000, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Schongar)

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Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 13:52:23 -0500 (CDT)
From: Bill Schongar bschonga@cisco.com
Newsgroups: comp.lang.tcl
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (May 16)

Features and benchmarks and packages, oh my!

FEATURE CHANGE POLL: Jeff asks for feedback on changes to certain error cases in 8.4, so make sure you get your opinion in!
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=621373363

Andrej Vckovsk and Byron Servies largely conclude that service of arbitrary client-generated scripts is best assigned through process management
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/viewthread.xp?AN=622703941

Large integer math with strings? Well, maybe. Discussions on representing ratios, arbitrarily large integers, and other fun numbers in string format:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=620776110

A question on hiding things on the canvas bring up the reminder that 8.3 has some useful canvas features, including :
'$canvas itemconfigure myitem -state hidden' and
'$canvas itemconfig myitem -state normal'

Silicon Valley Tcl Users Group (SVTUG) meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16 at the Cygnus offices in Sunnyvale, 7pm to 8:30.
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=623823826

What's up, KDE dock? Suggestions on docking Tk applications in a Gnome or KDE panel, and possibly telling what type of desktop is running:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=621532379

What is real? Or real numbers, anyway.. a regular expression for validating a number in scientific notation:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=622288216

Packages, updates and such
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Jeff Hobbs announces the release of the re-written Tcl benchmarks in CVS form, as well as results of the benchmarks from Tcl 7.4 to Tcl 8.4a1:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=621342964

Tkprint 1.1 now has bugfix 3 available to remove the 'no options = no printing' problem some folks encountered:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=620804327

tkBuilder patched with version 102a to fix several known bugs in tkBuilder 1.0.2
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=621102048

Andreas Otto updates his Tcl compiler with a new framework to integrate the components:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=620704968

George announces an initial Drag and Drop extension for Window and Unix. Get it at:
http://www.iit.demokritos.gr/~petasis/tcl

Version 1.3 of the Mentry (multi-entry widget) package is now available, and pure Tcl:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=621714441

Image 1.0 is a windows extension that provides image processing functions without the need for Tk. (CGI or automated programs, anyone?):
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=623075990

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/

Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
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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