Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Feb 1)
- QOTW: "[Q]uoting is a tool, not a rule." -- Bryan Oakley
"... I was able to DL msys/mingw and builg Tcl, Tk, and TkTable in less
time that it took do DL the Microsoft PSDK .cab files so I really don't
need nmake any more." -- Chris Nelson
POTW: VuMan is apparently the first Aqua Tk application *not* ported from
another platform, and the second released Tile-exploiting application.
Is there a(n elegant) way to force Tk to recalculate its geometry?
Of course there is.
Should expect_background support a timeout? No, [after] does the
same job, except better.
For e-mail to occur, *somebody* has to supply a server.
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his report from the Wiki(s):
Somehow this week's Wiki digest seems to focus on technical stuff,
with one exception. Okay, let the summary begin!
- An application of Critcl on the Mac: dealing with authorisation
- From Tcl to PDF - it is not such a giant step. Here is another
initiative - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13449>
- Anyone interested in manipulating large amounts of data? Maybe
NAP is the solution you were looking for - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/4015>
- Bored with those rectangular windows? You can use your own fanciful
shapes, you know - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13409>
Moving on ...
- Your Wiki chronicler is no match for people fluent with drawing
applications. So, he tries to cheat when drawing diagrams ...
- Can mathematical logic and set theory be fun? Hm, perhaps not, but
even in that case, it is easy enough when you know Tcl -
- The famous Tcl plugin! Get it: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/12719>
... to that expection
- Yes, Maurice Ulis does it again: <http://wfr.tcl.tk/895> for
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
deli.cio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Tcl intelligence.
Cameron Laird tracks several Tcl/Tk references of interest
Cetus Links maintains a Tcl/Tk page with verified links
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