Tcl-URL! for January 15, 2001
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Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 08:04:41 -0600 (CST)
From: Andrej Vckovski firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Jan
Through an administrative oversight/experiment, this week's
edition is a joint production of Andrej Vckoski and Richard
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"?
Ioi Lam launches two threads on deployment issues: "Where should
DLLs be installed?" and "Is pkg_mkIndex really needed?"
A few methods to get a full dump of the call stack. Useful for
extending errorInfo's content when debugging.
Scott Redman lets us know what he is up to and reveals
interesting information about a product that uses Tcl.
David Cuthbert announces Kanga Tcl, the first experimental
"batteries included" distribution (WinNT binaries)
Ryan P. Casey contributes animated GIFs in pure Tcl
A long thread on MacOS, AppleEvents, sockets & pipes
Todd Helfter shows how to return an Oratcl cursor
Donal K. Fellows adds to hash tables from C
Markus Pietrek brainstorms about Tcl/Qt
George Petasis shows how to embed tkcon consoles
Bob Techentin demonstrates linked listboxes
and has good experiences with the tcltest package
For the Newbies:
The danger of naming a procedure argument 'args' and not being
aware of the latter's special semantics. Check out this
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.
Everything you want is probably one or two clicks away in these
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
Mark Harrison publishes summaries of Tcl Core Team (TCT)
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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