Basically Feather is simply a collection of C extensions to Tcl which provides a set of really useful Tcl commands. All of the extensions are Stub enabled (they both use Tcl's Stub interface and provide their own). At the moment is it at version 0.1 because it has no documentation, no tests and no configuration and the C API and to a smaller extent the Tcl API are not stabilised.
Feather requires Tcl8.0 or later with Stubs support.
Feather is made up of the following packages.
From the Tcl chatroom on 2001-12-13:
NEM: For those interested in C Feather - Paul has *found* his missing code NEM: yes Paul Duffin dgp: someone grab it quick! aku: Yay !!! miguel: YEAH! That is great news! aku: Thanks for this information. I'll ask to him to send this to me and others interested in the stuff, like kevin NEM: hmm ... I'll have to look and see if I got it dgp: ...wonder how well it fits onto the HEAD, though... NEM: I think it still needs a lot of rewriting for core inclusion dgp: How about a CVS branch for it?
LV 2006 Nov 15: After at least two years, I just wonder whether anyone has ever sat down with the Feather source and determined what features should appear in Tcl 9?