Tcl-URL! - 1999/05/10

by Matt Newman - 'DejaNews:'' [L1 ]

It has been a busy week of Tcl 8.1 bug submissions and discussions. Keep those bug reports coming - we all benefit from reaching production stability with Tcl 8.1 ASAP.

Quote of the Week: "how do you want to be irritated beyond belief today?" - Dave LeBlanc (Re: MS Help Files and VC++ 6.0)

  • Tcl-URL! is changing format with the help of Daniel and Brent at Scriptics. (See url below for more information)
  • Discussion of 8.1 vs 8.0 performance, and why 8.1 is so much slower for character manipulation. Required reading for anyone who has performance-critical applications. (see [L2 ])
  • Long discussion on improving the string command interface to more directly support real-world applications. (see [L3 ])
  • Bryan Oakley has started what promises to be a long thread entitled "tcl/tk 9.0 - remove the warts! (?)". Lots of discussion about cleaning up the command namespace and the inconsistancies in the [list] command. (see [L4 ])
  • Adding major/minor subcommands to new or existing commands (Announcement and Discussion)- breaks out in to an interesting thread on the byte compiler. (see [L5 ])
  • Curried commands and lamdas in pure Tcl (Announcement and Discussion) (see [L6 ])
  • If you have ever been frustrated by shared libs on HP-UX this patch is a must! (see [L7 ])
  • Nice discussion on the many ways of representing complex structured data in Tcl. (see [L8 ])
  • What the heck is foo anyway!
  • "These are a few of my favorite things" (or do you hear the sound of music?) Please join in and add your favorites to this thread (see [L9 ])
  • Tk8.1 strongly unstable with --enable-thread [The Scriptics team are very interested in getting detailed reports on this issue] (see [L10 ])
  • Last weeks Tcl-URL! mention of Tcl vs. Perl spawned some interesting debate. (see [L11 ])
  • Opening URL's in the browser (Sample Code) (see [L12 ])
  • The Dangers of \x (see [L13 ])