[Xotcl] replacing libtcl

Kevin Van Workum vanw at sabalcore.com
Wed Aug 11 21:55:02 CEST 2010

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 3:11 PM, Jeff Hobbs <jeffh at activestate.com> wrote:

> On 11/08/2010 10:51 AM, Kevin Van Workum wrote:
>> I have an application (TORQUE resource manager) which provides a TCL
>> interface to its C library and provides the ability to program its
>> behaviour
>> using TCL. Basically it has a C program (pbs_sched) which calls
>> Tcl_CreateInterp() and other Tcl library calls, and then runs a TCL script
>> which I can write to control its behaviour.
>> I would like to include XOTcl functionality to my control script, but
>> naively using "package require XOTcl" doesn't seem to work. I get "TCL
>> error
>> @ line 3: can't find package XOTcl". Which I guess indicates you can't do
>> that from a standard TCL script.
>> So, is there a simple way to drop the XOTcl interpretor in place of the
>> normal Tcl interpretor? Or just to add XOTcl functionality?
> It sounds like you are trying to use libtcl.so (or equivalient) in your
> setup.  It is possible to make use of extensions if you initialize
> everything correctly.  It is also possible to build special-purpose DLLs
> that can actually include other extensions added, called stardlls.  See
> http://wiki.tcl.tk/15969 for more.  This enhanced setup provides a lot of
> flexibility for embedders.
> Jeff

Replacing "Tcl_Init()" with "Xotcl_Init()" in my C code, and then linking to
libxotcl1.6.6.so seems to have worked. Pretty simple.

Kevin Van Workum, PhD
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