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struct::map(3tcl) struct::map(3tcl)


struct::map - Manage key/value maps


package require struct::map ?1?

::struct::map mapName

mapName method ?arg arg ...?

mapName get

mapName names

mapName set name ?value?

mapName unset ?pattern...?


Provides a snit class whose instances manage a key/value map. In other words, an object wrapper around Tcl arrays.


The main command provides construction of maps:

::struct::map mapName
Creates a new, empty map with an associated global Tcl command whose name is mapName. It may be used to invoke various operations on the map. It has the following general form:
method and arguments determine the exact behavior of the command.
If mapName is specified as %AUTO% a unique name will be generated by the package itself. The result of the command is the fully-qualified name of the instance command.

The following commands are possible for map objects:

Returns the entire map as a Tcl dictionary.
Returns the list of all keys known to the map, in arbitrary order.
Sets key name to the specified value, if the value specified. Returns the value for the key. Throws an error if the key is not known.
Removes all keys matching at least one of the glob patterns from the map. If no pattern is specified all keys are removed. In other words, the default pattern is *. The result of the command is the empty string.


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