Version 40 of mg

Updated 2010-04-25 02:54:25 by MG

MG (Mike Griffiths); can be emailed at [email protected] ([L1 ]). My personal homepage is and contains most of the Tcl code I've written that isn't hosted here on the wiki.

Current Tcl To-Do List:

  1. Re-write Potato (see below). This is well underway now, and just needs finishing off.
  2. Website validation tools.
  3. Finishing the customizable toolbar widget I started thinking about several years ago.

Things I've Written

Potato MUSH Client

My largest project to date is a MUSH/MUD client in Tcl/Tk, Potato MUSH (MUD) Client, a telnet-type client for connecting to MU* games. I've recently re-written it to use Tcl 8.5, currently for Windows and Linux.

Card Games

I've written copies of some of the card games shipped with Windows; Spider Solitaire, Hearts and Freecell, all of which are on my website (see above). Improved versions of Hearts and Spider by Steven A are available in the Tk Game Pack at [L2 ]

Other Wiki Contributions

Some other things I've started or added something to on the wiki.

After looking at the page 'Who owns the content on this Wiki', I thought I'd add this for the heck of it: unless otherwise stated on the specific page/piece of code, anything I stick up here is free for non-commercial use by anyone who wants it. Just don't blame me if anything goes wrong, and don't claim credit for anything I did :) Feel free to copy it for anything you like, modify it (but please add any improvements so others can share them, too), etc. If you want to use any of it in any commercial capacity, please email at the above address first for permission.

MG adds that his computer is running Windows XP Home, SP 3 (as of June 2008). So, anywhere where I mention a problem (or that code is working) and forget to specifically state the OS it's on, it'll be this computer.

27/01/2007 - The first Tcl-related bash quote I've ever seen, which also happened to make me chuckle, as it reminded me of the discussions on Tcl vs. TCL: [L3 ]

AMG: Since that link no longer works, I reproduce the original quote here:

 <Erasmus> heh, I named my first tcl script test.tcl before realising tcl is generally pronounced "tickle"

Google helped me find a copy of the quote here: [L4 ] . Thanks, Google!

MG Thanks for updating, didn't realise the link had broken. :)

MG has recently been working on and off doing a "skin" of sorts for Microsoft Internet Explorer, so he can eventually upgrade to IE7 without having to use MS's awful new 'less is more' look for it's software. It's based around code taken from WippleWobble - A Mini Web Browser (for Windows) and optcl, and also includes some experimenting with Tile widgets I've done of late (with lots of help from others here). It also uses the registry package to pull up things like the Favorites location and recently viewed files. Will post the code here when it's a little more polished.

MG Recently had a (random, it seemed) widget being destroyed in an app when a certain action was performed. Got to love Tcl's introspection:

proc meep {win} {
  puts stderr "WINDOW $win DESTROYED:"
  for {set i [info frame] ; incr i -1} {$i > 0} {incr i -1} {
       puts stderr "[string repeat > $i] [info frame $i]"
 puts stderr "\n"
};# meep

bind . <Destroy> [list meep %W]