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Tcl-URL! for July 5, 2000

Jul 05, 2000, 19:29 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bob Techentin)


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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

For you Tcl'ers on the (b)leading edge, here is an update and discussion on up and coming releases of Tcl and Tk

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

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!

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

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:

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

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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