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NAME

       tkvars - Variables used or set by Tk

DESCRIPTION

       The following perl variables are either set or used by Tk at various times in its
       execution. (For a list of variables used by perl see perlvar.)

       $Tk::library
           This variable holds the file name for a directory containing the modules related to
           Tk.  These modules include an initialization file that is normally processed whenever
           a Tk application starts up, plus other files containing procedures that implement
           default behaviors for widgets.  The initial value of $Tk::library is set when Tk is
           added to an interpreter;  this is done by searching searching for a directory named Tk
           in the directory where the file Tk.pm, or the first directory Tk in @INC.

           The TK_LIBRARY environment variable used by Tcl/Tk is not supported by perl/Tk.
           Please use @INC to change where modules are searched.

           Note: This is Tcl remnant. With perl it makes more sense to use @INC and %INC).

       $Tk::patchLevel
           Contains a decimal integer giving the current patch level for Tk.  The patch level is
           incremented for each new release or patch, and it uniquely identifies an official
           version of Tk.

           Note: this is Tcl remnant. With perl it makes more sense to use $Tk::VERSION described
           below.

       $Tk::strictMotif
           This variable is set to zero by default.  If an application sets it to one, then Tk
           attempts to adhere as closely as possible to Motif look-and-feel standards.  For
           example, active elements such as buttons and scrollbar sliders will not change color
           when the pointer passes over them.

       $Tk::VERSION
           The variable holds the current version number of the perl/Tk release in the form
           major.minor.  Major and minor are integers.

           The major version number shows on which Tcl/Tk release perl/Tk is based.  E.g., 402
           means based on Tcls Tk 4.2.  (Patchlevel of Tcls Tk are not incorporated because
           perl/Tk tended  to be ``ahead'' of them on some fixes and behind on others.  The first
           digest of the major version number increases in any Tk release that includes changes
           that are not backward compatible (i.e. whenever existing perl/Tk applications and
           scripts may have to change to work with the new release).

           The minor version depends on perl/Tk only. It uses the 'even'='stable',
           'odd'='experimental' scheme that linux uses:

            .0xx  - inherently 'alpha'
            .1xx  - experimental 'beta'
            .2xx  - stable
            .3xx  - experimental
            .4xx  - stable
            ...

           The minor version number increases with each new release of Tk, except that it resets
           to zero whenever the major version number changes.

       $Tk::version
           The variable holds the current version number of the Tk library in the form
           major.minor.  Major and minor are integers.  The major version number increases in any
           Tk release that includes changes that are not backward compatible (i.e. whenever
           existing Tk applications and scripts may have to change to work with the new release).
           The minor version number increases with each new release of Tk, except that it resets
           to zero whenever the major version number changes.

           Note: this is Tcl remnant.  With perl it makes more sense to use $Tk::VERSION
           described above.

KEYWORDS

       variables, version