Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Mar 8)Mar 08, 2001, 20:25 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Schongar)
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 10:15:28 -0600 (CST)
ActiveState announces Tcl as a supported scripting language,
adding to the already supported versions of Perl and Python.
Additionally, Andreas Kupries has joined ActiveState's staff, where
he and Jeff Hobbs will undoubtably hatch some complex plot to get
Tcl noticed even more...
Jeff Godfrey announces tkSokoban, which sounds like a health
food but is in fact a tcl/tk version of the Sokoban puzzle game.
There's also an in-progress experiment somewhat like the old
"Asteroids" game.. without the asteroids. Take some free time and
Ioi suggests the creation of a shared SourceForge project for
small Tcl projects, to avoid the overkill of spending more time
setting up the SF project than writing the Tcl code...
Trying to find the width and/or height of text characters on a canvas? The 'bbox' command is what you're looking for...
Ryan Casey announces PortMon, for checking port status:
Abstract scientific puzzles? Sure, we've got those. Richard
posts one forwarded to some other groups, and various answers and
solutions arise.. including ones taken from Douglas Adams, though
none from Scott Adams ("The answer is Trout, I hope this
Wondering how to implement a linear filter in Tcl? Well someone
was, and wanted to see how it could be made faster. Minor
variations provided a 4x increase, so whether you're looking for
performance tips or are considering writing an image filter, you
may want to review of the suggestions in this thread:
All aboard! Richard takes the train.. and puts it online for
other folks to mess about with the code for this animated
amusement. Some would-be engineers reported that the train can
crash, and the derailment on the line was later corrected:
Always wanted to be a Rocket Scientist? NASA is looking for a
Tcl/Tk developer at the Goddard Space Flight Center. You should
know OO programming in C and Tcl, along with a few other
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
Brent Welch maintains "The Tcl Developer Xchange", a highly
organized resource center of documents and software with provisions
for individuals to "set up a link to your software and update ...
as you release new versions."
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
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