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Tcl-URL! for January 15, 2001

Jan 15, 2001, 14:56 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrej Vckoski, Richard Suchenwirth)

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Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 08:04:41 -0600 (CST)
From: Andrej Vckovski andrej.vckovski@netcetera.ch
To: Dr.Dobb's.Tcl-URL.distribution@starbase.neosoft.com
Newsgroups: comp.lang.tcl
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Jan 15)

Through an administrative oversight/experiment, this week's edition is a joint production of Andrej Vckoski and Richard Suchenwirth.

Quote of the Week by Cameron Laird:
"Tcl is this really cool technology toolbox. It's got all sorts of pieces inside. It probably makes sense for no one to use all of them, but all of them are good for someone."

You do know, don't you, that Tcl "was built purely for [John Ousterhout's] personal use"?
http://www.linuxmonth.com/issue4/articles/linuxtalk/linuxtalk.html

Ioi Lam launches two threads on deployment issues: "Where should DLLs be installed?" and "Is pkg_mkIndex really needed?"
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=713181992
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=713182052

A few methods to get a full dump of the call stack. Useful for extending errorInfo's content when debugging.
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=713727409

Scott Redman lets us know what he is up to and reveals interesting information about a product that uses Tcl.
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=713410563

David Cuthbert announces Kanga Tcl, the first experimental "batteries included" distribution (WinNT binaries)
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=714806790

Ryan P. Casey contributes animated GIFs in pure Tcl
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=714554226

A long thread on MacOS, AppleEvents, sockets & pipes
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=712244590

Todd Helfter shows how to return an Oratcl cursor
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=713129549

Donal K. Fellows adds to hash tables from C
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=713705619

Markus Pietrek brainstorms about Tcl/Qt
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=709657467

George Petasis shows how to embed tkcon consoles
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=714415803

Bob Techentin demonstrates linked listboxes
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=714227410
and has good experiences with the tcltest package
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=714537191

For the Newbies:
The danger of naming a procedure argument 'args' and not being aware of the latter's special semantics. Check out this example!
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=714663336

lreplace might be very expensive on large lists because Tcl has to re-allocate a lot of memory if the list is a so-called shared Tcl object. There are, however, tricks to avoid a list object being considered as shared.
http://deja.com/=dnc/getdoc.xp?AN=715146486

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/

Mark Harrison publishes summaries of Tcl Core Team (TCT) activity
http://tcltk.com/docs/tct/

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/

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http://purl.org/thecliff/tcl/url.html
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http://www.dejanews.com/dnquery.xp?QRY=~g%20comp.lang.tcl%20Tcl-URL%21

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