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Tcl'2006 Abstract: Using Tcl Virtual Filesystems for Complex Data Management

13th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference

Main Registration Schedule Tutorials Info

October 9-13, 2006
Holiday Inn Select
Naperville, Illinois USA

Important Information
Abstracts and proposals due June 30, 2006
Notification to authors July 31, 2006
Author materials due September 30, 2006
Tutorials start October 9, 2006
Conference starts October 11, 2006
Email Contact [email protected]

We are pleased to announce the 13th Annual Tcl/Tk conference (Tcl'2006), sponsored by Noumena Corporation , Digital Smarties , Eolas Technologies and ActiveState .

Using Tcl Virtual Filesystems for Complex Data Management

Author: Steven Huntley


While trying to apply Tcl virtual filesystems as solutions to a variety of complex problems, two chief issues presented themselves: the complexity of the Tclvfs API as a barrier to rapid development, and lack of scalability when "stacking" vfs's one atop another. To resolve these issues, I developed a template vfs. This template allowed quick authoring of virtual filesystems with sophisticated functions, such as versioning and enforcement of quotas. The template approach allows a new vision of virtual filesystems as an analog to pipes, passing information through an unlimited series of well-defined transformations via a clean shared interface.

Conference Committee

Cyndy Lilagan   Eolas TechnologiesFacilities Coordination
Clif Flynt   Noumena CorpGeneral Chair
Steve Redler IV   SR TechnologyProgram Chair
Steve Landers   Digital SmartiesProgram Co-chair
Kevin Kenny   GE Global Research Center
Jeffrey Hobbs   ActiveState Corp
Andreas Kupries   ActiveState Corp
Ron Fox   NSCL Michigan State University
Donal Fellows   University of Manchester
Larry Virden   Tcl FAQ Maintainer
Mike Doyle   Eolas Technologies
Gerald Lester   HMS Software

Contact Information

[email protected]