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term::ansi::code::macros — Macro sequences


package require Tcl  8.4

package require textutil::repeat

package require textutil::tabify

package require term::ansi::code::macros  ?0.1?


::term::ansi::code::macros::import ?ns? ?arg...?

::term::ansi::code::macros::menu menu

::term::ansi::code::macros::frame string


This package provides higher level control sequences for more complex shapes.




This command is for introspection. It returns as its result a list containing the names of all attribute commands.

::term::ansi::code::macros::import ?ns? ?arg...?

This command imports some or all attribute commands into the namespace ns. This is by default the namespace macros. Note that this is relative namespace name, placing the imported command into a child of the current namespace. By default all commands are imported, this can howver be restricted by listing the names of the wanted commands after the namespace argument.


::term::ansi::code::macros::menu menu

The description of a menu is converted into a formatted rectangular block of text, with the menu command characters highlighted using bold red text.  The result is returned as the result of the command.

The description, menu, is a dictionary mapping from menu label to command character.

::term::ansi::code::macros::frame string

The paragraph of text contained in the string is padded with spaces at the right margin, after normalizing internal tabs, and then put into a frame made of box-graphics. The result is returned as the result of the command.

Bugs, Ideas, Feedback

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