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  • John Seal
    QOTW: Ain t it nice how many different solutions are available? -- Helmut Giese Get in the habit of *always* calling a single proc from a -command or
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      QOTW: "Ain't it nice how many different solutions are available?"
      -- Helmut Giese

      "Get in the habit of *always* calling a single proc from a -command or
      binding. This solves problems now, and will solve problems later when you
      need to change what a binding or button does."
      -- Bryan Oakley


      POTW: TclDES 0.6 by Mac A. Cody. "TclDES is a pure-Tcl implementation of
      the NIST Data Encryption Standard (DES)." (Kudos on the feather logo!)
      http://tcldes.sourceforge.net


      Good advice about separating the GUI from the API. Doing so
      is easier if you can pass client data around with events, and
      right now "-serial" seems to be the best way to do that.
      http://groups.google.com/groups?th=49ed5faa2abb65f6

      A question about [expect] logging leads to a discussion of non-
      greedy regexp quantifiers.
      http://groups.google.com/groups?th=5cce502c6023c510

      "package require <???>" FooBar? Foobar? foobar? (I'm just
      glad I doesn't have to load a package by Raymond J. Johnson!)
      http://groups.google.com/groups?th=fe218c48bdc88157
      http://www.tvparty.com/sounds8/reddray.ram

      Why can't you [load] into a namespace?
      Blame Tcl_CreateObjCommand!
      http://groups.google.com/groups?th=dc5184c2f49dc36e

      How to "slurp up" a file and still do other things at the same time.
      http://groups.google.com/groups?th=36cd295c26f9b03d


      Thanks to Arjen Markus for his summary of recent Wiki activity:
      The Wiki is showing the usual very diverse activity, so here we
      go again, trying to make sense out of so much information:

      Games
      - An old one, a text adventure game engine, came up,
      <http://wiki.tcl.tk/863>

      - An old game, scissors, stone and paper, in a GUI jacket,
      <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9746> shows you hoe simple that is!

      Old tools
      - Can you remember the slide-rule? Or, if you are too young, have you
      ever seen one? Well, here is a script to reproduce it:
      <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9745>
      (Your humble chronicler immediately wondered how to revive the
      sextant, astrolabe and pantograph using the same technique ...)

      New tools
      - There is another parser for Tcl in Tcl, simpler than the one that
      was mentioned last week, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9620>.

      - Need something different than make to make a program?
      <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9293> may help you there.

      - Not exactly new, but <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2916> tells you how to
      use the bug database. And <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9740> guides you to
      all of them.

      Designing tools
      - Good advice regarding GUIs - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9658>
      discusses the merits of separating responsabilities.


      Everything Tcl-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in these
      pages:
      The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries
      http://www.purl.org/net/tcl-welcome

      The Tcl Developer Site is Tcl's "home base".
      http://www.tcl.tk

      Larry Virden maintains a comp.lang.tcl FAQ launcher
      http://www.purl.org/NET/Tcl-FAQ/

      The Tcl Developer Xchange is a highly organized resource center
      of documents and software with provisions for individuals to
      maintain references to their own software:
      http://www.tcl.tk/resource/
      The TDX sponsor, ActiveState, also keeps info to convince your
      boss Tcl is a good thing
      http://www.tcl.tk/scripting/

      The Tcl'ers Wiki is a huge, dynamic, collaboratively edited repository
      of documentation, examples, tutorials and pontifications on all things
      Tcl.
      http://wiki.tcl.tk/0
      For the ideal overview of the topics about Tcl most likely to
      interest a newcomer, see "Arts and Crafts ..."
      http://wiki.tcl.tk/969

      ActiveState maintains binaries distribution and development tools
      http://www.activestate.com/Tcl
      along with a Cookbook of Tcl recipes
      http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Tcl

      Cameron Laird tracks several Tcl/Tk references of interest
      http://phaseit.net/claird/comp.lang.tcl/

      Cetus Links maintains a Tcl/Tk page with verified links
      http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_tcl_tk.html

      Google Groups archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tcl_announce/

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