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Tcl-URL! for July 5, 2000

Jul 05, 2000, 19:29 (0 Talkback[s])
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Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2000 14:12:10 -0500 (CDT)
From: Bob Techentin techentin.robert@mayo.edu
Newsgroups: comp.lang.tcl
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Jul 5)

The Tcl/Tk Track was cancelled at the upcoming O'Reilly Open Source Software Convention
http://deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=639417780

For you Tcl'ers on the (b)leading edge, here is an update and discussion on up and coming releases of Tcl and Tk
http://deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=637050568

And just when you thought the WWW couldn't get any better, Albert XinJiang invents a new way to use Expect to maintain web server processes between HTML form interactions
http://deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=639601749

How do you write simple client server programs in Tcl? Cameron Laird's advice is to remember that Tcl sockets are easy. Volker Hetzer provided a brief example http://deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=639918217 Joel Saunier posted a little more detailed code http://deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=639921395 and Mo DeJong suggested his "easysocket" package http://deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=561674996

As a follow up on last week's discussion about "large" Tcl applications, we discussed how "fast" Tcl and Tk are. De Clarke described her real-time system monitoring application which processes up to hundreds of asynchronous events per second. Wow!
http://deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=640160310

George Howlett gives a lucid description of the relationship between Tk widgets and their bindings. If you don't know about bindtags, you should read up on this powerful feature
http://deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=640438431

Tix, an extension with several very nice Tk Widgets, has moved to http://tix.sourceforge.net/ http://deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=640588124 and you can get it to build with Tcl/Tk 8.3 like this:
http://deja.com/getdoc.xp?AN=640880167

And for the winner for "Quote of the Week", Les Cargill answered a critic who believes that Tcl was not a good choice for large programs:
If you do it right, the programs aren't very large. That's part of the thing.

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

Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome.

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