Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (May 3)

Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (May 3)

Post by John Sea » Wed, 05 May 2004 06:34:51


OTW: "One of the reasons why Tcl does well is because it limits the number
of places where deeply non-obvious semantics occur." -- Donal K. Fellows

"I don't believe that anyone is proposing a new 'deployment police'
division to run around preventing people from doing anything they
wanted." -- XXXX@XXXXX.COM


POTW: Snit V0.93 by Will Duquette.
"Snit is a pure-Tcl object and megawidget framework."
http://www.wjduquette.com/snit


This discussion of using Tcl to access an Oracle database
covers lots of issues, including whether threads are really
needed or if event-driven processing is sufficient:
http://groups.google.com/groups?th=fe3548b155365b2d

Why [wm transient .t .t] doesn't work anymore:
http://groups.google.com/groups?th=7b2f280a0cfe45ce

CDE can make it hard to get the look you want for Tk:
http://groups.google.com/groups?th=8ef3bf2f27b022f9

Need to parse a file full of words? Why not let Tcl do it by
[source]ing the file in a suitably prepared safe [interp]?
http://groups.google.com/groups?th=743903af9f268ea4

Iterating through a list to process every Nth item:
http://groups.google.com/groups?th=9adf155055c7e478

Brother Gerald tries to save souls from "quoting hell":
http://groups.google.com/groups?th=ea2806aaca39e869

Converting event specifiers to "normal form":
http://groups.google.com/groups?th=bc1b74991fabc606

Thanks to Arjen Markus for his summary of Wiki activity:
A wide variety of subjects on the Wiki as usual, making the
task of your chronicler both difficult and interesting. So,
let us begin!

A few very old pages:
- If you need a debugging aid for production code, this might
be a starting point, but still better is the logger module
in Tcllib - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/587>

- Do you need to identify which English words sound similar? There
is one very famous algorithm and several less famous ones.
- <http://wiki.tcl.tk/675>

A few less old pages:
- The Img package, although well-known, who does know all it
can do? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1404>

- It is always intriguing, those little bytes of code that get
executed in the interpreter, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/1677>

- Need a hand, dealing with files? Maybe someone has a ready made
solution for you ... <http://wiki.tcl.tk/2777>

A few fairly new pages:
- With all this talk of modules and TEA ... you may want to try
and extend Tcl yourself. Here is an overview: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/6276>

- New to starpacks? Well, here are a few guidelines
- <http://wiki.tcl.tk/8900>

A few really new pages:
- The category page "Functional programming" gathers a lot of pages
dealing with that subject - <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11330> and click
on the title!

- Yet another IDE, but devoted to Tcl, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11356>

- Finally, this page is for want-to-be electronic/logic circuit gourmets:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/11360> deals with digital adders ...


Everything Tcl-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in these
pages:
The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries
http://www.purl.org/net/tcl-welcome

The Tcl Developer Site is Tcl's "home base".
http://www.tcl.tk

The Eleventh Mos