Updated 2014-06-23 08:21:13 by dkf

[Document the tcl core subsystems]

The key [Tcl 8.5] subsystems

  • Basic utilities (dynamic strings, hashtables, memory allocator)
  • Value system (Tcl_Obj, etc.)
  • Multi-precision integer support library
  • Interpreter core (including procedures, variables and traces)
  • Bytecode engine
  • Namespaces
  • Event handler
  • I/O and encoding engine
  • Virtual Filesystem engine
  • Regular Expression engine
  • Package manager
  • The clock command
  • Child interpreter manager
  • Thread support

Note that there are other minor subsystems too (e.g. the format and scan commands), and that the full list of maintenance areas[1] may divide some subsystems into several pieces for ease of maintenance. -- DKF

Various pages dealing with Tcl internals topics include: