Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Feb 2)
- QOTW: "[L]earning Emacs to check TCL style is a bit like
learning to play the piano because your stereo's broke..."
-- Ed Suominen
"The panedwindow is a container widget. Thus has it been
spoken ..." -- Jeff Hobbs
POTW: Nagelfar 1.0b1 and Eskil 2.0 by Peter Spjuth. "Nagelfar is a syntax
checker for Tcl, written in Tcl." "Eskil is a diff GUI, rather simliar to
TkDiff." Among other nice features, Eskil highlights changes within a
line, and has a "zoom" feature for long lines (because side-by-side source
panes aren't very wide).
[interp alias] doesn't work across threads, so how do you
get procs into other threads?
Several suggestions for highlighting a canvas region, e.g.,
to indicate legal moves on a game board:
Parsing C/C++ comments is so fraught with special cases
that it is best left to specialized tools like cpp:
Yet another exhaustive discussion of exec and quoting,
this time specifically in the context of Win 2K and XP:
Controlling how panedwindows behave when the window
is resized, and a discussion of whether they are geometry
managers or not:
A lively discussion of TIP #169: Add Slave Text Widgets.
Of course, the text editor community is very interested:
One result is the decision to call them "peers", not "slaves":
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
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:
The TDX sponsor, ActiveState, also keeps info to convince your
boss Tcl is a good thing
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
Google Groups archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts
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