delete(n) [incr Tcl] delete(n)______________________________________________________________________________NAME
itcl::delete - delete things in the interpreter
itcl::delete option ?arg arg ...?
The delete command is used to delete things in the interpreter. It is
implemented as an ensemble, so extensions can add their own options and
extend the behavior of this command. By default, the delete command
handles the destruction of namespaces.
The option argument determines what action is carried out by the com‐
mand. The legal options (which may be abbreviated) are:
delete class name ?name...?
Deletes one or more [incr Tcl] classes called name. This
deletes all objects in the class, and all derived classes as
If an error is encountered while destructing an object, it will
prevent the destruction of the class and any remaining objects.
To destroy the entire class without regard for errors, use the
"delete namespace" command.
delete object name ?name...?
Deletes one or more [incr Tcl] objects called name. An object
is deleted by invoking all destructors in its class hierarchy,
in order from most- to least-specific. If all destructors are
successful, data associated with the object is deleted and the
name is removed as a command from the interpreter.
If the access command for an object resides in another names‐
pace, then its qualified name can be used:
itcl::delete object foo::bar::x
If an error is encountered while destructing an object, the
delete command is aborted and the object remains alive. To
destroy an object without regard for errors, use the "rename"
command to destroy the object access command.
delete namespace name ?name...?
Deletes one or more namespaces called name. This deletes all
commands and variables in the namespace, and deletes all child
namespaces as well. When a namespace is deleted, it is automat‐
ically removed from the import lists of all other namespaces.
namespace, proc, variable, ensemble
itcl 3.0 delete(n)