TIP 253: Consolidate Package-Related Commands

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by Aug 21.
Author:		Brian Schmidt <contact@schmidtsrus.net>
Type:		Project
State:		Draft
Vote:		Pending
Created:	05-Jul-2005
Tcl-Version:	8.7
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Abstract

This TIP proposes enhancing the existing package command with additional subcommands to serve as the top-level command container for the existing pkg::create and pkg_mkIndex commands.

Rationale

The pkg::create and pkg_mkIndex commands, while they relate to packages, are their own separate top-level commands. For consistency, clarity and also making it easier for new users to see all the related options, those commands should become options under the existing package command.

Specification

Additional package command options will be added with the following subcommand syntax:

    package create     ;pkg::create
    package mkIndex    ;pkg_mkIndex

Each represents the existing command that is commented. The arguments to each would remain what the current command takes.

The following old commands could then potentially be eventually deprecated:

    pkg::create
    pkg_mkIndex

Copyright

This document has been placed in the public domain.

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