Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Feb 28)
- QOTW: "Also, I have stopped calling my TCL programs 'scripts'. I have
noticed that many people (managment types and even some engineers) think
of scripts as being trivial programs." -- Bud Beacham
"[T]ypes are almost always just values stuck in a rut." -- Donal Fellows
POTW: "Jim is a small footprint implementation of the Tcl programming
language", by the author, among other delights, of hping.
Relative newcomer Googie provides TclMixer, a low-latency
SDL-based alternative to Snack.
Andreas Leitgeb explores ambiguities and lacunae in the syntax
and use of [switch].
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his report from the Wiki(s):
With Europe firmly in the grip of "King Winter", the Wiki remains
the warm place we love so much! Here is the summary.
A lot of applications ...
- Would you believe it? An actual neural network on the Wiki -
check out <http://wiki.tcl.tk/8751>
- Managing copy-n-paste under Linux: use this clipboard -
- Put on your 3D goggles: here is a visualisation tool for
3D data - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/7146>
- From data model to diagram to SQL code - save yourself
the trouble of typing that code - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11998>
- Tile is being used in more applications than you might
think. Have a look: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13636>
A lot of games
- First of all there is this collection ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13404>
- Then there is this number puzzle ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/13272>
A few other things
- The discussion goes on ... How do we market Tcl?
- The confusion about "closures" - I do not know if this will
help, but it sure has some info ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/3330>
- Parallel ports, serial ports, I see the discussions on the newsgroup
and I never know the one from the other. But: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2816>
for anyone who does!
- I cannot resist including this little gem: 3D bar charts ...
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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