Tcl_SubstObj — perform substitutions on Tcl values
Tcl_SubstObj(interp, objPtr, flags)
The Tcl_SubstObj function is used to perform substitutions on
strings in the fashion of the subst command. It gets the value
of the string contained in objPtr and scans it, copying
characters and performing the chosen substitutions as it goes to an
output value which is returned as the result of the function. In the
event of an error occurring during the execution of a command or
variable substitution, the function returns NULL and an error message
is left in interp's result.
- Tcl_Interp *interp (in)
Interpreter in which to execute Tcl scripts and lookup variables. If
an error occurs, the interpreter's result is modified to hold an error
- Tcl_Obj *objPtr (in)
A Tcl value containing the string to perform substitutions on.
- int flags (in)
ORed combination of flag bits that specify which substitutions to
perform. The flags TCL_SUBST_COMMANDS,
TCL_SUBST_VARIABLES and TCL_SUBST_BACKSLASHES are
currently supported, and TCL_SUBST_ALL is provided as a
convenience for the common case where all substitutions are desired.
Three kinds of substitutions are supported. When the
TCL_SUBST_BACKSLASHES bit is set in flags, sequences that
look like backslash substitutions for Tcl commands are replaced by
their corresponding character.
When the TCL_SUBST_VARIABLES bit is set in flags,
sequences that look like variable substitutions for Tcl commands are
replaced by the contents of the named variable.
When the TCL_SUBST_COMMANDS bit is set in flags, sequences
that look like command substitutions for Tcl commands are replaced by
the result of evaluating that script. Where an uncaught
occurs during the evaluation of a command substitution, an
empty string is substituted for the command. Where an uncaught
occurs during the evaluation of a command substitution, the
result of the whole substitution on objPtr will be truncated at
the point immediately before the start of the command substitution,
and no characters will be added to the result or substitutions
performed after that point.
backslash substitution, command substitution, variable substitution
Copyright © 2001 Donal K. Fellows