Tcl-URL! - 1998/10/12

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

Today's the fifteenth anniversary of the last US hand-operated telephone call and wringer-washer manufacture (coincidentally). Celebrate by gluing together your own pertinent legacy components with Tcl; as Jean-Claude recently wrote, "... scripting/glue makes information format- independent."

We're actively reworking Tcl-URL! now. Look for a streamlined version next week.

  • Trying to remember who's done what? Start with
  • Jean-Claude Wippler explains the support program for the Tcl Blast! CD-ROM (see [L2 ])
  • Robert Heller's makeMenuBar demonstrates a menubar for Tk before 8.0 (see [L3 ])
  • Eric Galluzo illustrates cool stuff he's done with [wm iconwindow], including association of a color picture with an iconified Tk application (see [L4 ]) Notice also Larry Virden's follow-up which points to winico
  • Every PlusPatch release by Jan Nijtmans is important. Read his description of 8.0.3 work, even if you don't adopt it for your own practice (see [L5 ])
  • Viktor Dukhovni exemplifies precision and courtesy in his thorough analysis of a proposed patch for lsort (see [L6 ])
  • Recipe for quick full-time employment: track the intricacies of fileevent misbehavior under Windows (see [L7 ])
  • Pascal Bouvier and Bryan Oakley explain programmatic button-pushes (see [L8 ])
  • Dials, stripcharts, bargraphs, and more: Jeff Hobbs has 'em in the warehouse, ready for delivery (compilation required) (see [L9 ]) Many even more specialized yet valuable announcements have shown up in comp.lang.tcl.announce lately
  • Chris Nelson revises man pages, to widespread acclaim (see [L10 ])
  • Gumpu Redkar's Robodoc generates HTML-based API documentation from Tcl sources (see [L11 ]) as do several other freely-available creations ...
  • Guy Bobenrieth summarizes his own work: "Every software written in TCL could be interested in ExCost" for it opens up access to XML sources (see [L12 ])
  • Herwart Behrendt exemplifies a natural use of 8.1's DDE facility (see [L13 ])
  • Mark Harrison creates "a mailing list ... for those interested in discussing Tcl/Tk internationalization issues" (see [L14 ])
  • While addressing the perennial multiple-listboxes question, Christopher Nelson, Bryan Oakley, and Eric Galluzo explain "how to avoid quoting hell when defining procs on the fly", and its relation to "how to create megawidgets" (see [L15 ])
  • Alan L. Folsom, Jr. artfully works the word "anaphylactic" into his analysis of assignment of slave interpreters among threads (see [L16 ])
  • mo dejong claims news versions of Jacl and Tcl Blend are imminent (see [L17 ])
  • Mike Tiller releases an entertaining GUI for the FICS chess server (see [L18 ])