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Tcl-URL! for June 6, 2000

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Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 06:58:27 -0500 (CDT)
From: Bill Schongar bschonga@cisco.com
Newsgroups: comp.lang.tcl
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Jun 6)

What's in a name? Ask "Ajuba", formerly known as Scriptics. Comments, concerns, and rationale abounds:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=625731613
and
http://www.ajubasolutions.com

Bubble, bubble, toil and... umm, sort? An implementation of a bubble sort in Tcl, with some curiosities on ways to improve it (or ecexution speed in general):
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=625817031

Frederic Bonnet announces a new "Dictionary" object for Tcl, described as a byhrid between arrays and lists which preserves the internal has table, improving performance.
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=626306323
Download the source at:
http://www.purl.org/net/bonnet/pub/dictionary.tar.gz

Will Duquette announces version 2 of a Tcl-based macro expansion tool. (No, it's not for writing VBS-based viruses..)
http://www.wjduquette.com/expand

What you need to do HTTPS with Tcl, from a couple different angles:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=627522952

Jean-Luc Fontaine announces both BLT2.4 RPMs for RedHat and a new version of moodss (which requires BLT):
BLT RPMs:
http://jfontain.free.fr/blt-2.4s-1.i386.rpm
http://jfontain.free.fr/blt-2.4s-1.i386.spec
Moodss:
http://jfontain.free.fr/moodss-11.3.tar.gz
http://jfontain.free.fr/moodss-11.3-1.i386.rpm
http://jfontain.free.fr/moodss-11.3-1.spec

How will it all be resolved? Thoughts on namespace resolution when Itcl is involved:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=626596607

Andreas Otto announces an update to his commercial Tcl compiler:
http://home.t-online.de/home/aotto/comp-main_E.html

Frederic Bonnet announces version 2.0 of a Tcl exception and error handling package:
http://www.purl.org/net/bonnet/Tcl/TclExcept/index.htm

What starts out as a simple question on dynamic variable names (var$1 through var$n) becomes an analysis on the possible methods and pitfalls of getting and setting those types of values:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=626733858

Break out your secret Base64 encoder/decoder rings, Tcl-cadets:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=626766895

George Staplin announces a new version of Aged, a Tcl/Tk programming editor:
http://www.xmission.com/~georgeps/aged/

Harald Kirsch announces bras 0.99.5, a rule-based command tool somewhat similar to 'make':
http://wsd.iitb.fhg.de/~kir/brashome/

There's something to be said for being willing to share... memory, that is. A pointer to accessing shared memory through Tcl:
http://www.tclfaq.wservice.com/tcl-faq/part5.html

What kind of state is your extension in? Well, ask it! Queries on maintaining states with your extensions, and what API functions to link to to ensure it works:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=628773035

Is it wrong to be conservative? Some folks are wondering about the default CFLAGS used when compiling Tcl:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=629101529

Carsten's looking for other interested folks to discuss building real games in Tcl, and what kinds of widgets or interfaces to other APIs would help those type of efforts. Lots of neat pointers in this thread, especially to other packages compatible with Tcl:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=629128641

A few proposals on new clock commands for ISO formatting and other such fun things:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=629369199

Johannes Zellner announces Entity 0.6, an XML application framework:
http://entity.evilplan.org/

Jeff announces an update to the tclbench CVS collection, now with 179 benchmarking tests and new command line options:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=629711956

Don Porter announces package 0.0, a drop-in replacement for 'package' containing lots of the enhancements discussed in c.l.t. over the past few months:
http://math.nist.gov/~DPorter/tcltk/package/

The European User Meeting final schedule has been posted, and is available at:
http://www.tu-harburg.de/skf/tcltk

Jim Ingham, now a resident of Steve Jobs-land, provides some neat information on Tcl and compatibility with MacOS-X:
http://www.deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=630305722

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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