Vince Darley

[Vince left Eurobios in spring 2009. Presumably there'll be more detailed updates here in time.]

Vince [L1 ] works for an exceptionally interesting company [L2 ]. He seems to have deep knowledge about several aspects of Tcl, including MacOS versions, TEA, tracecommand, VFS (tclvfs), "Getting stock quotes over the internet", Plplot, and more. He maintains Alphatk.

Main contributions to Tcl, Tk have been:

The core-level virtual filesystem layer (TIP 17), and tclvfs, (all heavily based on original work from jcw and others).

Command-execution tracing's first implementation

Currently interested in improving the text widget - this has lead to a whole host of TIPs - 113, 155, 169, 256, which have added multi-line searches, proper handling of display lines (fixing the old 'scrollbar problem' with wrapped lines), peer text widgets (multiple views on the same underlying data), and a resolution of the old '-tabs {}' problem.

I've always been amazed at how good the core code of Tcl, Tk is. The reason I've been able to do all the above things has been that the core code is so well written and clear that one can really jump in and understand things. (With two small exceptions: the regexp code and the TclFile stuff in the core of the pipeline code, neither of which is very clear)

AMG: Vince's URL is a 404. Vince: not for me it isn't. Must've been temporary. AMG: No, it's still a 404.

AMG: I need to be in touch with Vince for a professional inquiry, but his email address ([email protected]) is out of service. What other contact information is available?