In article <20020916033549.GD8112 / panoptic.com>,
Dossy  <dossy / panoptic.com> wrote:
>On 2002.09.16, dblack / candle.superlink.net <dblack / candle.superlink.net> wrote:
>> 
>> Actually a decameler was one of things considered for the Austin Ruby
>> codefest.  Since we opted for scanf, the decamler project is still up
>> for grabs....  (Or has it been done?  I never did research the
>> original question :-)
>
>It's a lot to ask for, but if someone wants to try and implement the
>equivalent of Tcl's "clock scan" command in pure Ruby, I'd /really/ like
>that.
>
>The Tcl solution is incredibly robust and pretty powerful -- but, it's
>implemented in C with a full-fledged parser using lex/yacc.
>

What does Tcl's 'clock scan' do?

Phil