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 Dr. Dobb's Tcl-URL! - weekly Tcl news and links (Apr 11)

QOTW:  "And finally, tcl is lisp without all those (((-:)))))'s" - Eric Taylor

"Do I need to learn the tcl lang. or what is the correct approch to fulfill
my mission?"
"Yes, to use BLT you will need to learn Tcl and Tk." - Gary Weselle and
Bryan Oakley

POTW:  Windows Inspection Tool Set 1.0 Beta based on TWAPI:  All the WiTS
you need to work with the platform of ill repute ;-).  The Windows Inspection
Tool Set (WiTS) provides you with cross-linked, filtered views into a Windows
system. View operating system information, processes, services, users,
network interfaces and connections, file shares and more. All views are
linked allowing for easy navigation between related objects.
    http://www.*-*-*.com/
    http://www.*-*-*.com/
    https://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=90123

ORBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl        
    Re: drag/drop file-icon on tcl-script? on windows
    droplets on my DeskTop
        http://www.*-*-*.com/
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    Re: drag/drop file-icon on tcl-script?  alten
    provides a bit of batchfile Winmagic to make a
    "bilingual" result.
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    Problem with DES (Data Encryption Standard):  actually the question is
    how to feed a bytestream through a blocking algorithm.
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    What happened to spectcl?  A search for spectcl sidesteps into a usage
    discussion on grid, and gritty details on SourceForge's currently-
    broken cvs access.
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    John Seal provides a minimal complete "one-liner" TclSOAP example.
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    Re: [ANN]: TkDND 2.0 alpha 4...: continuing discussion on drop-methods:
    drop a url or a big binary hairball:
        http://www.*-*-*.com/
    and a little manpage for same
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

TIPX: new, used and discarded Tips
    TIP 264 by George Petasis : Add Function to Retrieve the Interpreter
    of a Window is a new TIP
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    TIP 265 by Sam Bromley : A Convenient C-side Command Option Parser
    for Tcl is a new TIP; this will be the extracted Parser from Tk.

URBI: or what happened on comp.lang.tcl this week TEN years ago:
    ANNOUNCE: Port of TCL7.5b3/TK4.1b3 to VMS
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    Is tcl7.3 is 8 bit clean?
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    Should tcl variables be able to hold binary data?
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    Save the contents of a text widget to a file?
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

Thanks to Arjen Markus for his so-accurate summary of Wiki activity:
  Discussions on the Wiki - always nice ... and apart
  from these various useful or remarkable packages
  and examples ... Yes, business as (un)usual.

  Packages
  - Here is a GUI building environment - one of
    many - but this one supports multiple programming
    languages, as long as you use Tk: < http://www.*-*-*.com/ ;

  - TOBE is useful if you want to use Tcl from C, rather than
    the other way around ... < http://www.*-*-*.com/ ;

  - When will people run out of diminutives? Droplets are not
    small packets of liquid, at least not on this Wiki page,
    but things you can drop in your GUI ... < http://www.*-*-*.com/ ;

  Examples
  - Do you know these Linux windows that roll up and leave only their
    title bars? You can have them on the MS Windows platform too -
    merely intercept WM_DELETE_WINDOW - < http://www.*-*-*.com/ ;

  - Writing letters, well typing them, often means putting up with
    the GUI not of your choice and a poorish typesetting system.
    Well, you can always wrap Tk around Tex - < http://www.*-*-*.com/ ;

  A discussion
  - The perennial problem of ensuring that code can be reused ...
    < http://www.*-*-*.com/ ;. Or that it will be reused?

Everything Tcl-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in these
pages:
    The "Welcome to comp.lang.tcl" message by Andreas Kupries
        http://www.*-*-*.com/
    comp.lang.tcl is a crucial resource for Tcl practitioners.
    An interesting perspective on its traffic appears at
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    The Tcl Developer Site is Tcl's "home base".
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    Larry Virden maintains a comp.lang.tcl FAQ launcher.
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    The Tcl Developer Xchange is a highly organized resource center
    of documents and software with provisions for individuals to
    maintain references to their own software:
        http://www.*-*-*.com/
    The TDX sponsor, ActiveState, also keeps info to convince your
    boss Tcl is a good thing
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    The Tcl'ers Wiki is a huge, dynamic, collaboratively edited repository
    of documentation, examples, tutorials and pontifications on all things
    Tcl.
        http://www.*-*-*.com/
    For the ideal overview of the topics about Tcl most likely to
    interest a newcomer, see "Arts and Crafts ..."
        http://www.*-*-*.com/
    There's also a high-quality Wikibook on Tcl:
        http://www.*-*-*.com/ :Tcl

    ActiveState maintains binaries distribution and development tools
        http://www.*-*-*.com/
    along with a Cookbook of Tcl recipes
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    deli.cio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
    It already aggregates quite a bit of Tcl intelligence.
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    Cameron Laird tracks several Tcl/Tk references of interest (but
    needs to validate many of the links).
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    Years ago, Cetus Links maintained a Tcl/Tk page with verified links
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

    "Yahoo! Groups" archives comp.lang.tcl.announce posts--even
    though clta itself is dormant.
        http://www.*-*-*.com/

Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are supposed to be
listed at *Dr. Dobbs*, but sysad at CMP has fallen behind.  We're working
with them to restore the archive.
  http://www.*-*-*.com/
In the meantime, an alternative is
  http://www.*-*-*.com/ +Tcl-URL&as_ugroup=comp.l...

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