Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Jun 15)

Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Jun 15)

Post by John Sea » Wed, 16 Jun 2004 21:31:26

OTW: "[T]he kind of thing I really like best about Tcl is the ability to
use simple data description to dynamically build code." -- Bruce Hartweg

"Leave it to the French to make Tcl a dirty language" -- SM Ryan

POTW: TclHttpd 3.5.1 by Brent Welch. "[T]hink of [TclHttpd] as either an
easy to deploy web server (e.g., on Windows) or as an application platform
so you can 'web enable' your favorite Tcl application. The server has a
modular core that has several facilities to integrate HTTP URL requests to
your application. Using HTTP as your transport, you can build a variety of
client- server applications. Including web sites."

How to handle filenames with spaces when [exec]ing Windows
commands. This rehash touches on quoting, the new {expand}
syntax in 8.5, and the {""} window title trick:

When passing asynchronous events to Tcl, it may be safer to
call Tcl_QueueEvent than Tcl_Eval in your AsyncProc:

Short-circuit evaluation in Tcl is discussed:

Could "." really be the mysterious number "epsilon"?

Another discussion of ${key}($item) double dereferencing, this
time including alternative methods using [upvar]:

Donald Arseneau suggests interesting [grid -sticky] options
for scrollbars, and Bob Techentin gives an idiom for creating
CRUD interfaces (Create, Read, Update, Delete):

Using [encoding convertto utf-8] to get the bytes from a utf-8
encoded string:

Thanks to Arjen Markus for his summary of Wiki activity:
Last week a French Wiki devoted to Tcl became available, well, your
chronicler will now try and cover both (for more information:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/11783>). So, to start with a few pages in French (*):

Games and graphical techniques:
- The well-known Yahtzee game with five dice: <http://wfr.tcl.tk/306>

- How Bezier curves work: <http://wfr.tcl.tk/52>

- A simple ray tracer: <http://wfr.tcl.tk/301>

- Want a starry night? <http://wfr.tcl.tk/263> and <http://wfr.tcl.tk/264>
will help - also to understand some of the mathematics

General techniques:
- Creating a dynamic library for use by Tcl: <http://wfr.tcl.tk/278>

- A book about Tcl, all in French: <http://wfr.tcl.tk/294>

- How to get started with object-oriented programming in Tcl:

- A tutorial with emphasis on computation and mathematics:

(*) I will write my description of the French pages in English.
Even if you can not read French, the code might be interesting
anyway ... so try it out!

And now for something not completely different:

User-interface techniques:
- Indicating network activity: <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11801>

- How sensitive can you make your help system? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/11781>

Sound techniques:
- Festtcl provides

Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Jun 15)

Post by Frederic L » Thu, 17 Jun 2004 21:56:36


I missed the actual post where this quote is from.
Taken out of context, I am offended by it.
However if it's a reference to the French 'Tcl'er (cocktail or *** !), it's actually quite funny.
I am in a good mood, I'll go with the latter. ;-)




Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Jun 15)

Post by Arjen Mark » Thu, 17 Jun 2004 22:09:39

Nothing to worry about: a reference to Monty Python's Meaning of Life :)

For details: see Jeff Hobbs's reaction to the announcement



Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Jun 15)

Post by clair » Thu, 17 Jun 2004 22:11:46

In article <capglm$8qe$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

The official "Tcl-URL!" position is to promote good moods
and generous interpretations. When in doubt, "Tcl-URL!"
aims more at "intriguing" or "newsworthy" than "inoffen-
sive", but certainly strives, for all its lightheartedness,
to move discussions forward, rather than into hurt feel-

Cameron Laird < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
Business: http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Jun 15)

Post by Frederic L » Thu, 17 Jun 2004 22:23:27

Hi Arjen,

As I said I wasn't sure from which post the quote was from. But I just found it and was able to read the following threads.
As I suspected it was a very funny quote indeed.
However you see how easy it is to make the diplomacy go pear-shape. Imagine if politicians have never heard of the Monty Python. :-)
... althought I would rather have them called the "Monty Tcl".. ;-)
Anyway, sorry for this totally OT rant, I'll cut it out now.