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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
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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!)

      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.

      A question about [expect] logging leads to a discussion of non-
      greedy regexp quantifiers.

      "package require <???>" FooBar? Foobar? foobar? (I'm just
      glad I doesn't have to load a package by Raymond J. Johnson!)

      Why can't you [load] into a namespace?
      Blame Tcl_CreateObjCommand!

      How to "slurp up" a file and still do other things at the same time.

      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:

      - An old one, a text adventure game engine, came up,

      - 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:
      (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
      The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries

      The Tcl Developer Site is Tcl's "home base".

      Larry Virden maintains a comp.lang.tcl FAQ launcher

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      The TDX sponsor, ActiveState, also keeps info to convince your
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      The Tcl'ers Wiki is a huge, dynamic, collaboratively edited repository
      of documentation, examples, tutorials and pontifications on all things
      For the ideal overview of the topics about Tcl most likely to
      interest a newcomer, see "Arts and Crafts ..."

      ActiveState maintains binaries distribution and development tools
      along with a Cookbook of Tcl recipes

      Cameron Laird tracks several Tcl/Tk references of interest

      Cetus Links maintains a Tcl/Tk page with verified links

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