Never show your working prototype to the management.
It may become tomorrows press announcement of the
finished project. (D.M.Gabbitas)
http://centaur.sstl.co.uk/SSHP/sshp_akin.html @ end of page.
I have a feeling D.M.Gabbitas may be a tcl/tk programmer ;-)
"It is almost completely regular, which makes it necessary to forget
a lot of stuff." - Arjen Markus, explaining Tcl to a newcomer
ANNOUNCE: libmsgque2.3-beta1 by Andreas Otto
The libmsgque project is an infrastructure for linking applications together
to act like a single application. This is done using Unix or inet domain
sockets. The framework handles all aspects of setting up and maintaining
the link in addition to starting and stopping the different applications,
starting and stopping the communication interface, sending and receiving
packages, reading and writing data from or into packages, setting up and
maintaining the event handling for asynchronous transfers, and propagating
warnings or errors.
MEET: a repeat from last week:
TCL 2007 Call For Papers and Proposals.
In September 2007 the U.S. Tcl conference returns to the historic
French Quarter of the city of New Orleans. Join us for what promises
to be the best Tcl conference yet. Even better, contribute a
paper, be prepared to talk about a work in progress, or join in on
the lively "Birds of a Feather" discussions that may range in topic
anywhere from "Using the Tile widget set" to "Obsolete weaponry."
Tcl 2007 will be held at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel
in New Orleans, LA. Tutorial sessions on various
topics will be held September 24-25, with the conference itself
running from September 26-28.
TCL 2007 Third call for participation/Papers.
ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl
Of dicts and arrays
samenesses and differentnesses.
Array defaults vs exception overhead
INMARSAT and Tcl
Tcl/Tk For Mars
Data loss with USB-serial transfer
Decimal to hex conversion failing for large numbers
TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
nothing new here, walk on.
OOTW: Orphan of the week or questions nobody answered yet:
Tk/Linux: How do I tell whether a font is scalable?
Bug in Tk menu entry index handling
tcllib tie package issue with remotearray datasource
PMAG: Tcl in printed and other Media:
Programming Language Popularity
Tcl the Misunderstood
Thanks to Arjen Markus for his weekly reports on the Wikis:
With the Wiki alive and well, your Wiki chronicler sees
loads of activity, ranging from re-establishing links to
pictures via categorizing the pages to completely new pages.
- Sometimes _not_ reinventing the wheel yourself is lots of
fun and very productive: render a mathematical formula?
Here is a small utility - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/18071>
- Numerical algorithms can always be improved, it seems.
Here is a variation on the classical Runge-Kutta
- Above all, maths can be fun: you take a well-known
algorithm, a canvas and a weekend and you get:
- Physics is sometimes claimed to be little more than
mathematics. Well, whatever, this tool with parts written
in Tcl deals with elementary particles:
- Can a program clone itself and start the clone instead? That would
be nice for updating a heavily used program ...
- A megawidget without the support of any OO framework ... Yes,
it is possible, or at least with this example - a text widget
with scrollbars as needed - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/18048>
- Natural language processing is not easy, but it can be done.
For instance in the context of a particular TV show:
- The Wiki, in all its splendor and usefulness, can always
be improved. The people who do that are known as "gnomes"
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/17145> is their charter.
- Two articles on Tcl ... Is it really misunderstood?
Everything Tcl-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in these
The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries
comp.lang.tcl is a crucial resource for Tcl practitioners.
An interesting perspective on its traffic appears at
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 ..."
There's also a high-quality Wikibook on Tcl:
ActiveState maintains binaries distribution and development tools
along with a Cookbook of Tcl recipes
"La Gazette du Tcleux" is an important monthly publication.
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 (but
needs to validate many of the links).
Years ago, Cetus Links maintained a Tcl/Tk page with verified links
"Yahoo! Groups" archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts--even
though clta itself is dormant.
We're working on more useful archives of past installments. In the
meantime, an alternative is
Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome.
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