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Tcl-URL! for May 23, 2000

May 24, 2000, 00:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Schongar)

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Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 19:16:54 -0500 (CDT)
From: Bill Schongar bschonga@cisco.com
Newsgroups: comp.lang.tcl
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (May 23)

Memorial day is coming up in the states.. the day that hot dog and hamburger vendors came more often, as well as outdoor grill salesmen...

The nesting instinct kicking in? Well, then here's a trick for convincing your namespaces to nest as well:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=625872966

If you have any groupware calandering code you'd like to share, or projects you'd like to talk about, Larry would sure like to know:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=623207538

Andreas shares a quick trick for situations where you may want to return an array, or at least close to it:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=623434566

Whose job is it to take out the garbage? Or do you just pass it around, like references? Well, conservative garbage collectors, this thread is for you:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=623486622

Jean-Luc brings us up to date with 8.3.1 rpms, including the Plus Patch:
http://jfontain.free.fr/tcl+-8.3.1-1.i386.rpm
http://jfontain.free.fr/tcl+-8.3.1-1.spec

Don's quick trick for checking if a namespace exists, since 'namespace exists' will only arrive in 8.4:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=623813994

Hordes of lego creations, moving about under their own power... all made possible through a GUI to control pbFORTH on the lego RCX boxes! The future is closer than you think:
http://www.hempeldesigngroup.com/lego/pbFORTH/pbForthGUI.html

WinTclSend users can now give the same tasks a try on Windows, making use of the 'Wind' clone of WinTclSend:
http://www.interq.or.jp/japan/s-imai/tcltk/wind.html

Editors, interpreters, extensions, oh my! People contribute their preferences on working environments:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=624181155

PRS announces new open source widgets and a printer extension for Windows:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=624427086

The AlphaTk text editor has been updated with some new fun features:
ftp://ftp.ucsd.edu/pub/alpha/tcl/alphatk/

Want stubs on your BLT? Wait no longer... rpms and patches are available:
http://jfontain.free.fr/blt-2.4q-6.i386.rpm
http://jfontain.free.fr/blt-2.4q-6.i386.spec
http://jfontain.free.fr/BLT2.4q.patch.gz

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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