Tk Library Source Code

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Bounty program for improvements to Tcl and certain Tcl packages.

Artifact ID: e8814280f545e303e9f3975c7fbb1f4c0d0be369d6a3cdf416d6daf34e6495e4
Ticket: 4e8fb9d55e39cad03c7f3cc6bba941fc54e941f1
Update ctext
User & Date: anonymous 2019-05-30 22:29:51

  1. Change assignee to "nobody"
  2. Change closer to "nobody"
  3. Change cmimetype to "text/html"
  4. Change comment to:
    <p>Hello everybody,</p>
    <p>I use an updated ctext version for a Perl/Tcl::Tk application. Perhaps this is generally interesting for the Tcl community, too? </p>
    <p>The new features are:</p>
    <p>You can pass an array with option-values-pairs to all addHighlightClasses*. With this you can specifically set the tag configuration of a Highlight class. Especially it is possible to adjust not only the color of the tags/highlight classes, but also the font weight:</p>
    <p>e.g.: <code>::ctextAdvanced::addHighlightClassForRegexp path keywords {-foreground #cb319b -font "Helvetica 10 bold"} pattern</code></p>
    <p>Unfortunately using a bold weight or the lika crashes the linemap numbering. So I had to implement the linemap anew. The main inspiration came from the line number example of Bryan Oakley (see <a href=>here</a></p>
    <p>Last but not least I added an additional option -linemap_font_select. With this you can change the font of the linemap if a number is pressed (so that you can display the number for example with bold weight if it is pressed)</p>
    <p>Perhaps a general option -linemap_font would be a good idea, too, so that the linemap and the text widget could have different fonts. But at the moment I have not implemented this...</p>
    <p>I don't know whether my patches could be an idea for an update of ctext. Because I am no Tcl/Tk expert, it would be great, if somebody more experienced could check the proposed update. I think the changes would be very important improvements and would make ctext to a yet powerful tool.</p>
    <p>The updated ctext version can be seen at <a href=>github</a> (Temporary I name the enhanced version ctextAdvanced, but to update ctext one has only to replace ctextAdvanced with ctext (see also the ctext.tcl.patch file))</p>
    <p>Best wishes,</p>
  5. Change foundin to "3.3"
  6. Change is_private to "0"
  7. Change login to "anonymous"
  8. Change priority to "5 Medium"
  9. Change private_contact to "7ac9ad071e3834571a0dbc455674c4f9bfc15bf9"
  10. Change resolution to "None"
  11. Change severity to "Minor"
  12. Change status to "Open"
  13. Change submitter to "anonymous"
  14. Change subsystem to "tklib :: ctext"
  15. Change title to "Update ctext"
  16. Change type to "Patch"