Shankar Chakkere's Home Page


Shankar Chakkere welcomes you to his home page. There is not much graphics in my page due to limited space.

Help your child do Homework

I have written a few javascript programs to help my daughter improve her basic math skills. These programs create a basic math test sheets, which can be used from any Internet browser.


Kannada is my mother tongue. It's an Indian Language, I am proud of it. Seven of our poet laureates have won prestigious Gnana peeta Award, highest honor in literature, more than any other languages in India.

These are the free Kannada Editors for personal use that I have used.

Thingala Hadu


I try to post a Kannada Poem each month on the other site which I am currently maintaining.

My Hobbies, Interests etc.

  1. Palm Pilot
  2. Embedded Programming
  3. My Heroes
  4. MIDI
  5. Books I loved reading, referring

Class of 1984

Class of 1984 Electronics and Communication S.J.C.E Mysore

CScope and Global Program for Windows

I have ported Cscope the developer's tool for browsing C program and Global the source code tag system for Windows.

Mac OS X

In January 2003, I switched to Macintosh. It took me about an year to convince myself to do it. I am glad I did it.


DJGPP is a complete 32-bit C/C++ unix development system for Intel 80386 (and higher) PCs running DOS. I have ported many utilities using this development system.

How I manage my homepage ?

These pages are create using a set of m4 macros on WIN95 running DJGPP(DJs GNU Programming Platform) or on myRedHat Linux machine. I use vim as text editor to write these page. It has syntax highlighting for m4.

Where ever there is HTML tags, structure, formatting , links etc. I will thrown in M4 macro. I do not worry about the HTML syntax, the macros will insert them properly. I use a make file to update the pages automatically. I test the pages using the weblint, which is a lint for HTML file written in perl. I check the links in the pages using checklink, written in perl. All these are automated using make.

I got the idea to using m4 macros to generate HTML files from Bob Hepple after reading his article in Linux journal. His writeup on the subject may be found at http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue22/using_m4.html

UPDATE: I am currently using PHP for generating the new web pages. I use php -f mypage.php > mypage.html to generate html page locally and then upload later to my web site.


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Last Update : March 20, 2004, 7:00 am

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