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Cameron Laird

Apr 18, 2005, 4:49:50 PM4/18/05
QOTW: "I consider the ICCCM light bedtime reading." -- Joe English

"... do not write things that look like Ivy League faculty memos." -- Joel
on dialogues

POTW: Testing is crucial to success. Good datasources are crucial to
testing. GPSFeed is an interesting model for management of a connection
to components in the real world.

Donald Arsenau knows how to use [regexp]'s -inline.

Is there a way to take pieces out of one Starkit and put them
in another? Sure:

Brian Griffin has good advice for those embarking on investigation
of who is doing what in Tk bindings.

Andreas Leitgeb doesn't let tclsh's refusal to recognize "-c" stop
his use of the executable as a gnumake shell.

Present a paper at the Tcl/Tk 2005 Conference.

Thanks to Arjen Markus for his report from the Wiki(s):
Objectively speaking, we had a surge of object-oriented pages last week.
While mentioning the subject is often enough for heated debates, your
Wiki chronicler remains stoic about it ...

Much ado about object-orientation
- What is required of Tcl to support OO? Answers and further questions
on <>

- A nice concept from functional programming makes it to Tcl via one
of Tcl's pet OO mechanisms - monads on <>

- Not only monads but complex numbers too in TOOT:

Much ado about wrapping
- Well, there you are: you have this command-line program and
now you want to use Tcl/Tk to ... <>
for all your questions.

- Not only command-line programs, what about ... The Gimp?
<> makes a comeback

- Not only programs on the _same_ machine, what about a
script somewhere else? RPC in TCL - <>

- The penultimate wrapping: zip-files as kit-files -

Yet another language comparison
- We have seen the "Language shootout" on the comp.lang.tcl
newsgroup, we also have PLEAC: <>
describes the original book, <>
points to Tcl examples

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 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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