TIP 81: [incr Tcl] Functional Areas for Maintainer Assignments

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Author:         Donal K. Fellows <fellowsd@cs.man.ac.uk>
State:          Withdrawn
Type:           Process
Vote:           Pending
Created:        07-Jan-2002


This document proposes a division of [incr Tcl]'s source code into functional areas so that each area may be assigned to one or more maintainers.


In order for [incr Tcl] to be adopted by the Tcl Core Team (see [50]), it must be managed by the processes already established for handling source (see [0] and [16] for details and rationale.)

Functional Areas

[incr Tcl] shall be divided into the following 8 functional units (the seventh is the obsolete parts of the source tree, and the eighth is the shared part of the source tree), each to be assigned one or more maintainers:

  1. Objects - generic/itcl_bicmds.c, generic/itcl_class.c, generic/itcl_methods.c, generic/itcl_objects.c, generic/itcl_parse.c, doc/body.n, doc/class.n, doc/configbody.n, tests/basic.test, tests/body.test, tests/info.test, tests/inherit.test, tests/interp.test, tests/methods.test, tests/protection.test,

  2. Other Commands - generic/itcl_cmds.c, generic/itcl_ensemble.c, doc/code.n, doc/delete.n, doc/ensemble.n, doc/find.n, doc/local.n, doc/scope.n, tests/chain.test, tests/delete.test, tests/ensemble.test, tests/import.test, tests/local.test, tests/namespace.test, tests/scope.test

  3. Mac Build+Support - mac/tclMacAppInit.c, mac/MW_ItclHeader.pch, mac/pkgIndex.tcl, mac/itclMacApplication.r, mac/itclMacLibrary.r, mac/itclMacResource.r, mac/itclMacTclCode.r, mac/itclStaticApplication.r

  4. Unix Build+Support - unix/tclAppInit.c, configure.in (to move to unix/configure.in), aclocal.m4 (to move to unix/aclocal.m4 and gain pieces the poorly-named Itcl tcl.m4), Makefile.in (to move to unix/Makefile.in), itclConfig.sh.in (to move to unix/itclConfig.sh.in), pkgIndex.tcl.in (to move to unix/pkgIndex.tcl.in)

  5. Windows Build+Support - win/dllEntryPoint.c, win/makefile.bc, win/makefile.vc, win/rc/itcl.rc

  6. Other - generic/itcl_util.c, generic/itcl_linkage.c, doc/itclsh.1, library/itcl.tcl, tests/mkindex.itcl, tests/mkindex.test, tests/tclIndex

Obsolete Files

These files are all obsolete in one way or another, and will be removed as part of the migration process. They are listed here for completeness only.

Shared Files

The following files are shared by all of [incr Tcl]. Any maintainer may modify them as necessary to complete changes they are making to their portion of [incr Tcl]. Some of the following files define [incr Tcl]'s API and should be changed only in accordance with TCT approval.

Generated Files

The following files are generated, so they don't need maintainers.


This document has been placed in the public domain.