May 26, 2018

Graphic Counter Language compiler/interpreter

Graphic Counter Language is a powerful programming language for the creation of graphic and textual counters and timers. These can be used on the web, as well as in graphic application programs such as XWindow applications which can call the GCL interpeter internally and have it create a counter or a timer.

Gracula is the compiler/interpreter for Graphic Counter Language, developed under FreeBSD, though usable on any Unix system.

For details about the language, visit GCL home page as well as Count Gracula’s Gallery which contains a number of sample GCL scripts and showcases various counter designs.

GCL requires no configuration files. All you provide is graphic images and simple scripts. Optionally, you may link the images directly into the gracula executable. GCL can also receive input from external programs. A sample program is included sec2000. It allows the creation of GCL counters to display the number of seconds or minutes, hours, days left till the Year 2000.

Gracula is written in C and highly optimized for speed which makes it work reliably even on the busiest web sites.

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