Last updated at 12:28 pm UTC on 17 January 2006
XOTclIDE (read XO-Tcl-IDE) is a non-Smalltalk reimplementation of Squeak's out-of-the-mainstream way of code development.
XOTclIDE is an IDE that reuses most of the concepts of Squeak in another language.
XOTcl is an OO-extension of Tcl, which was modelled after LIST CLOS (Class List Object System), which was modelled after Smalltalk.
I have programmed with Smalltalk for 2 years and have also played with Squeak. The experience was so good that I have decided to reimplement many of Squeak's concepts in XOTcl.
Moreover, I have added some functions that I have found missing in Squeak:
- version control based on a relational database (mysql, ...)
- built-in syntax check and syntax highlighting
- command completion (unix-shell-like)
XOTclIDE lives in the Tcl world (sorry for polluting this swiki) but might be interesting as curio for some squeakers. It is also a good example for the cross-transfer of concepts in computer science.
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