Cameron Laird's personal notes on distributed computing with
[Much more to come.]
For several years in the mid-90s, Tcl was the preferred
vehicle for experiments in what were often called
applications. Java eliminated nearly all other languages
of implementation in academic research in this area after
about 1997 [comment on JavaSpaces, hype, ...].
I'm slowly cataloguing the work from that time. Among
projects I know, and will eventually describe in more
If one of these interests you, write me; it's possible I
have more information I can retrieve, and I welcome the
incentive to improve this page.
- Agent Tcl (Robert Gray);
- Marshall Rose and his SafeTcl
- Mike Doyle and Hattie
- Scott Cost (TkQML)
- John LoVerso (CaubWeb)
Thanks to Larry Virden and Kevin Kenny for help locating references.
Sam Aaron is working on a
The most recent work has been Frank Pilhofer's Tcl
Earlier projects included
a Tcl wrapper to the CORBA Dynamic Invocation Interface which
permits simple Tcl scripting of the client side of the
Orbix CORBA implementation. George
Alm has re-implemented many of the same ideas as
The Dynamic Invocation Shell as it appears in the
of Fresco is an alternative.
[explain IDL Script, ...] is also an
alternative, from a quite different approach.
Laird's personal notes on distributed computing with