Fifth Annual Tcl/Tk Workshop, 1997
Managing Tcl's Namespaces Collaboratively
National Institute of Standards and Technology
The NIST Identifier Collaboration Service (NICS) is a proposed service
to encourage collaboration among researchers and developers when
choosing identifiers, far in advance of when it might ordinarily occur.
This would support and enhance standards development activities, and
development and communications in a variety of fields from software
development to system administration. Implementation of this system
would provide immediate and significant time and cost-savings to many
technology administrators, researchers, developers, and implementors
This paper describes the benefits of NICS to the Tcl
community. This paper also briefly describes the implementation of NICS
which is Tcl-based internally.