Tcl_SetAssocData(3) Tcl Library Procedures Tcl_SetAssocData(3)
Tcl_GetAssocData, Tcl_SetAssocData, Tcl_DeleteAssocData - manage asso-
ciations of string keys and user specified data with Tcl interpreters.
Tcl_GetAssocData(interp, key, delProcPtr)
Tcl_SetAssocData(interp, key, delProc, clientData)
Tcl_Interp *interp (in) Interpreter in which to
execute the specified
char *key (in) Key for association with
which to store data or
from which to delete or
retrieve data. Typi-
cally the module prefix
for a package.
Tcl_InterpDeleteProc *delProc (in) Procedure to call when
interp is deleted.
Tcl_InterpDeleteProc **delProcPtr (in) Pointer to location in
which to store address
of current deletion pro-
cedure for association.
Ignored if NULL.
ClientData clientData (in) Arbitrary one-word value
associated with the
given key in this inter-
preter. This data is
owned by the caller.
These procedures allow extensions to associate their own data with a
Tcl interpreter. An association consists of a string key, typically
the name of the extension, and a one-word value, which is typically a
pointer to a data structure holding data specific to the extension.
Tcl makes no interpretation of either the key or the value for an asso-
Storage management is facilitated by storing with each association a
procedure to call when the interpreter is deleted. This procedure can
dispose of the storage occupied by the client's data in any way it sees
Tcl_SetAssocData creates an association between a string key and a user
specified datum in the given interpreter. If there is already an asso-
ciation with the given key, Tcl_SetAssocData overwrites it with the new
information. It is up to callers to organize their use of names to
avoid conflicts, for example, by using package names as the keys. If
the deleteProc argument is non-NULL it specifies the address of a pro-
cedure to invoke if the interpreter is deleted before the association
is deleted. DeleteProc should have arguments and result that match the
typedef void Tcl_InterpDeleteProc(
When deleteProc is invoked the clientData and interp arguments will be
the same as the corresponding arguments passed to Tcl_SetAssocData.
The deletion procedure will not be invoked if the association is
deleted before the interpreter is deleted.
Tcl_GetAssocData returns the datum stored in the association with the
specified key in the given interpreter, and if the delProcPtr field is
non-NULL, the address indicated by it gets the address of the delete
procedure stored with this association. If no association with the
specified key exists in the given interpreter Tcl_GetAssocData returns
Tcl_DeleteAssocData deletes an association with a specified key in the
given interpreter. Then it calls the deletion procedure.
association, data, deletion procedure, interpreter, key
Tcl 7.5 Tcl_SetAssocData(3)