Updated 2010-10-23 20:39:25 by dkf

Tcl has tm commands for managing access to tcl modules
::tcl::tm::path add path ...
::tcl::tm::path remove path ...
::tcl::tm::path list
::tcl::tm::roots path ...

A list of directories (the "module path") is managed by the commands ::tcl::tm::path and ::tcl::tm::roots. For example, the current value of the module path is returned by the command [::tcl::tm::path list].

The command package require searches the "module path" directories for modules, which are files named "*.tm". The name of the module file determines the name and version that are entered into the package database when module directories are scanned.

See http://www.tcl.tk/man/tcl8.5/TclCmd/tm.htm for a full discussion of module filename requirements, resolution of '::' in module names, and translation of '::' to directory separator characters.

See Tcl modules for more on modules.

See Distribution Mechanisms for a discussion of extension mechanisms in general.

(1) TM frequently is used as an abbreviation of the word Trademark.

See http://uspto.gov/ [add other references] for more info on the legal ramifications of a trademark.