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Tcl/Tk-based Agents for Mail and News Notification or A Tale of Two Biffs

Published

Author(s)

Don E. Libes

Abstract

Two agent implementations are described - one for mail notification and one for news notification. Both agents are implemented using Tcl. This paper provides a brief history and perspective of similar agents. Included are experiences using Tcl as an agent-implementation language and comparisons of the results to similar agents. Also described are some new techniques of interest to Tcl programmers.
Citation
Software-Practice & Experience
Volume
27:4

Keywords

agents, biff, code reuse, mail notification, Tcl, Tk, tkbiff, tknewsbiff, Usenet news notification

Citation

Libes, D. (1997), Tcl/Tk-based Agents for Mail and News Notification or A Tale of Two Biffs, Software-Practice & Experience, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821280 (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created July 1, 1997, Updated February 17, 2017