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

Published: July 01, 1997


Don E. Libes


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
Pub Type: Journals

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agents, biff, code reuse, mail notification, Tcl, Tk, tkbiff, tknewsbiff, Usenet news notification
Created July 01, 1997, Updated February 17, 2017