Updated 2003-03-19 20:53:50

by Matt Newman - 'DejaNews:'' [1]

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) http://www.tcl.tk/tclurl/
  • 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 [2])
  • Long discussion on improving the string command interface to more directly support real-world applications. (see [3])
  • 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 [4])
  • Adding major/minor subcommands to new or existing commands (Announcement and Discussion)- breaks out in to an interesting thread on the byte compiler. (see [5])
  • Curried commands and lamdas in pure Tcl (Announcement and Discussion) (see [6])
  • If you have ever been frustrated by shared libs on HP-UX this patch is a must! (see [7])
  • Nice discussion on the many ways of representing complex structured data in Tcl. (see [8])
  • What the heck is foo anyway! http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/jargon/frames/F/foo.html
  • "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 [9])
  • Tk8.1 strongly unstable with --enable-thread [The Scriptics team are very interested in getting detailed reports on this issue] (see [10])
  • Last weeks Tcl-URL! mention of Tcl vs. Perl spawned some interesting debate. (see [11])
  • Opening URL's in the browser (Sample Code) (see [12])
  • The Dangers of \x (see [13])