Tcl-URL! - 1999/05/31

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

  • A reminder for anyone working with Tcl, in commerce or research: - Tcl/2k : The 7th USENIX Tcl/Tk Conference, Feb 14-18th 2000 (see [L2 ])
  • John Ousterhout has appointed the first official Tcl Ambassador: Jeff Hobbs, working for Scriptics with a mandate to "to raise the level of support Scriptics provides to the Tcl community". (see [L3 ])
  • Dramatic speed improvement through minor change in use of read. (factor of 20-40!). A must for anyone reading large files. (see [L4 ])
  • Simple suggestion for the dreaded Octal number confusion. (see [L5 ])
  • Discussion of command pipes and a clean example of using BLT's bgexec to solve this problem. (see [L6 ])
  • The discussion of Unicode and Tcl 8.1 performance continues. This problem is not going to go away until we get back to O(1) on string operations. (see [L7 ])
  • Making buttons the right size. (see [L8 ])
  • A warning about binary data in Tcl 8.0 vs. 8.1 (channels) (see [L9 ])
  • Dynamic Packages. A good idea whose time is drawing near? (see [L10 ])