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Practical Programming in Tcl & Tk, Third Edition by Brent B. Welch

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Improving the Package

One small improvement can be made to Pref_Add. If a user specifies a boolean resource manually, he or she might use “true” instead of one and “false” instead of zero. Pref_Add should check for those cases and set the boolean variable to one or zero to avoid errors when the variables are used in expressions.

The interface lets you dismiss it without saving your preference settings. This is either a feature that lets users try out settings without committing to them, or it is a bug. Fixing this requires introducing a parallel set of variables to shadow the real variables until the user hits Save, which is tedious to implement. You can also use a grab as described in Chapter 36 to prevent the user from doing anything but setting ...

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