Third talk of the afternoon was presented by Clif Flynt. He described his work creating a libtclsh.a for C, Fortran & ADA programmers to link into their code.

I couldn't read Clif's slides (my bad eyesight and all) because they look like they were typeset in 10-point Courier. :-(

Clif's solution packs the contents of the Tcl libraries in a compress format into a memory structure, mount it via a VFS under /mem. Tested with compiling under gcc versions three and four. Final link library for a build with Tk support ends up 6 megs unstripped.

Unclear to me what the advantages would be over star .dll's, etc.

—Michael A. Cleverly

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