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


OOTW: "Tcl is like playdoh.. shape it, form it, never compile it.. You can
even bake it in your oven, if you like it and want to keep it." -- David
Gravereaux

"There are no bad programming langu[ag]es, only bad programmers." -- Ala
Qumsieh

POTW: TclSOAP 1.6.7 by Pat Thoyts. "This is a bugfix release. It clears
up a number or minor bugs and adds two new sample files for accessing the
Google and Babelfish SOAP interfaces."
Download: http://prdownloads.sf.net/tclsoap
Home page: http://sf.net/projects/tclsoap


Text widgets do behind-the-scenes shenanigans to ensure that their
last line is always terminated. You may be surprised if you do
end-relative indexing based only on what *you* inserted!
http://groups.google.com/groups?th=6b548c428795075c

An excellent thread on fileevents reading from possibly-blocked
pipes. Discusses the subtle distinction between blocked I/O and
a blocked pipe or process, and when to use [read] vs. [gets].
http://groups.google.com/groups?th=d73636609530c0b1
(Can you spot the interesting adjectival form of "latex"?)

It's a red-letter day for named colors!
http://groups.google.com/groups?th=86cd8c75d1795a78

Here's a good thing to know if you're handling events while the
mouse is down: events go to the original widget, even if the
mouse leaves it!
http://groups.google.com/groups?th=5527235a2f1e2bc5

When is {<foo>} not the same as[list <foo>]?
http://groups.google.com/groups?th=54452ff50b790d3b

PNG support in the core isn't quite to the TIP stage yet.
http://groups.google.com/groups?th=714c7565fe6a6260


Thanks to Arjen Markus for his summary of recent Wiki activity:
Most of the pages that drew the attention of your chronicler this week
are fairly short: some describe packages, some have a short discussion

Here is the overview:

Packages, applications and short scripts:

- Simple illustration of how to generate a colour image,
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/9861>

- A vintage package for reading DXF files (yes, this is the 1993 one):
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/6577>

- Astronomers apparently are as fascinated by science fiction as anybody
else, why else should they come up with the name "ds9" for one
of their applications? <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9810>

- APIC does vector graphics to create a nice little do***ent,
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/9807>

- And the last: Toucan, an IDE for Palm OS applications,
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/4133>, has been updated.

Techniques:

- Do you need to store data in a compact way, this may help you decide:
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/4558>
- I guess global variables are here to stay, <http://wiki.tcl.tk/9868>
- Musing over network programming, <http://wiki.tcl/tk/9851>, has led
to a varied discussion.

- Yes, a lot can be done in pure Tcl, even cryptography,
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/8196>

- And finally, a nice game of Reversi/Othello to illustrate not only the
game but also the model-view-control methodology,
<http://wiki.tcl.tk/9869>


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

Larry Virden maintains a comp.lang.tcl FAQ launcher
http://www.purl.org/NET/Tcl-FAQ/

The Tcl Developer Xchange is a highly organized resource center
of do***ents and software with provisions for individuals to
maintain references to their own software:
http://www.tcl.tk/resource/
The TDX sponsor, ActiveState, also keeps info to convince your
boss Tcl is a good thing
http://www.tcl.tk/scripting/

The Tcl'ers Wiki is a huge, dynamic, collaboratively edited repository
of do***entation, examples, tutorials and pontifications on all things
Tcl.
http://wiki.tcl.tk/0
For the ideal overview of the topics about Tcl most likely to
interest a newcomer, see "Arts and Crafts ..."
http://wiki.tcl.tk/969

ActiveState maintains binaries distribution and development tools
http://www.activestate.com/Tcl
along with a Cookbook of Tcl recipes
http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Tcl

Cameron Laird tracks several Tcl/Tk references of interest
http://phaseit.net/claird/comp.lang.tcl/

Cetus Links maintains a Tcl/Tk page with verified links
http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_tcl_tk.html

Google Groups archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tcl_announce/

Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
http://www.ddj.com/topics/tclurl/

Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome.

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