tcllib_null man page

tcl::chan::null — Null channel

Synopsis

package require Tcl 8.5

package require TclOO

package require tcl::chan::events ?1?

package require tcl::chan::null ?1?

::tcl::chan::null

Description

The tcl::chan::null package provides a command creating null channels, i.e. write-only channels which immediately forget whatever is written to them. This is equivalent to the null channels provided by the package Memchan, except that this is written in pure Tcl, not C. On the other hand, Memchan is usable with Tcl 8.4 and before, whereas this package requires Tcl 8.5 or higher, and TclOO.

Packages related to this are tcl::chan::zero and tcl::chan::nullzero.

The internal TclOO class implementing the channel handler is a sub-class of the tcl::chan::events framework.

API

::tcl::chan::null
This command creates a new null channel and returns its handle.

Bugs, Ideas, Feedback

This document, and the package it describes, will undoubtedly contain bugs and other problems. Please report such in the category virtchannel of the Tcllib Trackers [http://core.tcl.tk/tcllib/reportlist]. Please also report any ideas for enhancements you may have for either package and/or documentation.

Keywords

/dev/null, null, reflected channel, tip 219, virtual channel

Category

Channels

Info

1 tcllib Reflected/virtual channel support