Update of "KitDLL"

Artifact ID: 03b9fff09237f4c5bab2c97d208720fa6f05e38a
Page Name:KitDLL
Date: 2011-05-16 18:27:13
Original User: rkeene
Parent: 469d83718d0aeae19b0bc03e5461f014a134b553 (diff)
Next c5de35af4148be58fcac6070aab44474ca3a2215

KitDLL is a single-file Tcl (and optionally Tk) library. Normally, libtcl and libtk still require the external Tcl-initialization scripts and other external resources (and in fact "tclsh" is a very tiny program which just invokes libtcl). Just as it is sometimes desirable to have a single-file executable distribution of Tcl (Tclkit/Basekit) it is sometimes to have this distribution in a single-file library.

KitDLL is to shared objects, libraries, or DLLs what Kitcreator is to executables.

The KitDLL project is slightly different from the KitSH (Tclkit/Basekit) project in the way the internal Virtual Filesystem (VFS) is stored. In the KitSH project the VFS is added after compile-time and the executable MUST be able to find itself to open this VFS. In the KitDLL project the VFS is added at compile-time so that the library does not have to be found on the filesystem for initialization since this cannot be guaranteed to be possible on the platforms Tcl supports.