Tcl-URL! - 1998/09/07

by Cameron Laird - 'DejaNews:'' [L1 ]

Watch comp.lang.tcl.announce for the many important annoucements that appear there.

  • Alexandre Ferrieux authoritatively summarizes the alternatives for pipeline users who must monitor both std{out,err} (see [L2 ]) It was the end of May when Isaac To completely implemented one of these solutions (see [L3 ])
  • Robin Becker does the enormous service of explaining how to hack the Win* Registry so that auto_path loading mechanisms work for 8.0.3 (see [L4 ])
  • Colin Macleod gives a very grown-up analysis of how threads look from a Tcl perspective, and how much Tcl has to offer those already using threads (see [L5 ])
  • Harald Kirsch reveals his Bita creations: Binary Typed Arrays which efficiently store and manage (roughly conventional, not associative) arrays of natively-formatted quantities (see [L6 ])
  • Chris Griggs argues for multimedia savviness--"cross-platform audio playback"--in Tcl's core (see [L7 ])
  • Applications which control what happens when users click on the funny outer-border buttons (X, make-small, ...) are a popular topic. Donal K. Fellows understands them best (see [L8 ])
  • Paul Duffin and Alexandre Ferrieux explain what's involved in mushing Tk's event loop together with a C++ application's (see [L9 ])
  • Christopher Hylands summarizes the condition of Jacl and Tcl Blend from an experienced user's viewpoint (see [L10 ])
  • Samy Zafrany's tkpaint is clever
  • Fridiric BONNET releases 1.0 of his tcLex (see [L11 ]) and Steve Ball his tclExpat (see [L12 ])