NICS

The NIST Identifier Collaboration Service or NICS, was a general-purpose registry for identifiers, implemented in Tcl, and designed in part to be used to manage resources such as namespaces within Tcl.

Documentation

Managing Tcl's Namespaces Collaboratively , Don Libes, 1996

Further information on how NICS worked, moved here from How to build good packages:

You can register namespaces at:

http://www.nist.gov/nics (404)

(Quote from http://www.faqs.org/faqs/tcl-faq/part2/ :)

035. An interesting site is http://pitch.nist.gov/nics/ (404), which is a database registry for various domains of topics. Don Libes has created a Tcl domain where one can, for instance, do a search for rand and find pointers to various implementations of random number generators for Tcl. The NICS paper Don presented at one of the Tcl conferences is found at [2 ]. See also the news article [1 ] (lost) for an explanation Don posted to comp.lang.tcl. A domain has also been created at the NIST Identifier Collaboration Service for Tcl object types.

The Wayback Machine shows the old NICS website: