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tcl::transform::spacer - Reflected/virtual channel support

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tcl::transform::spacer(n) 1 tcllib "Reflected/virtual channel support"


tcl::transform::spacer - Space insertation and removal


  • package require Tcl 8.6
  • package require tcl::transform::core ?1?
  • package require tcl::transform::spacer ?1?


The tcl::transform::spacer package provides a command creating a channel transformation which adds spacing to the data written to it, and removes such spacing from the data read from it.

The internal TclOO class implementing the transform handler is a sub-class of the tcl::transform::core framework.


::tcl::transform::spacer chan n ?space?

This command creates a spacer transformation on top of the channel chan and returns its handle.

The space character sequence will be added every n bytes of data written, and on the read side the same is done in reverse, removing the spacing. If space is not specified it defaults to a single space character (ASCII 32).

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