TIP 214: Add New Object Introspection Command

EuroTcl/OpenACS 11 - 12 JULY 2024, VIENNA
Author:         Ulrich Schöbel <[email protected]>
Author:         Larry W. Virden <[email protected]>
State:          Withdrawn
Type:           Project
Vote:           Pending
Created:        24-Aug-2004
Keywords:       Tcl,info,representation
Tcl-Version:    8.7
Obsoletes:	117


This TIP proposes the new representation subcommand to info which returns the internal representation of a variable's contents.


Inspired by a posting on news:comp.lang.tcl by Victor Wagner, I considered a facility to obtain the internal representation of the value of a variable to be useful.

Proposed Change

Add the new subcommand info representation with the following syntax:

info representation varName

It returns the type of the variable varName or an error, if


A patch against Tcl8.4.6 is available http://sf.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1015338 .


This document has been placed in the public domain.