|Areas||Tcl extension and sample code|
|Good if student knows||C, Tcl|
|Benefits to the student||Learn Tcl extension coding, messaging concepts|
|Benefits to Tcl||Make ZeroMQ available as a messaging option for Tcl. Promote Tcl as a player in the multi-platform messaging arena.|
|Related Project Ideas|| GSoC Idea: Tcl Binding to Thrift |
GSoC Idea: Tcl Binding to Protocol Buffers
GSoC Idea: Tcl Binding To MessagePack
GSoC Idea: Common (De)Serialization Infrastructure
ZeroMQ is a light-weight messaging system with bindings for 20+ languages. A Tcl extension was developed for ZeroMQ 1.x, but has not been maintained. ZeroMQ 2.x is the current version of the library, with version 3.x on the horizon.
The goal of this project is two fold. First, update the Tcl bindings for ZeroMQ 2.x. Second, write examples for ZGuide , a tutorial for using ZeroMQ. ZGuide implementations exist for many of the existing languages supported by ZeroMQ.
EB: This is something I had in mind last year, but I hadn't the time to start something. One requirement for the Tcl binding is the encapsulation of the asynchronous API into the event loop. This is a feature which will make this binding superior to other language bindings.