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NAME

       Tcl_Backslash - parse a backslash sequence

SYNOPSIS

       #include <tcl.h>

       char
       Tcl_Backslash(src, countPtr)

ARGUMENTS

       char *src (in)               Pointer to a string starting with a backslash.

       int *countPtr (out)          If countPtr is not NULL, *countPtr gets filled in with number
                                    of  characters  in  the  backslash  sequence,  including  the
                                    backslash character.
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DESCRIPTION

       The use of Tcl_Backslash is deprecated in favor of Tcl_UtfBackslash.

       This   is   a   utility   procedure   provided   for  backwards  compatibility  with  non-
       internationalized Tcl extensions.  It parses a backslash sequence and returns the low byte
       of  the Unicode character corresponding to the sequence.  Tcl_Backslash modifies *countPtr
       to contain the number of characters in the backslash sequence.

       See the Tcl manual entry for information on the valid backslash  sequences.   All  of  the
       sequences described in the Tcl manual entry are supported by Tcl_Backslash.

SEE ALSO

       Tcl(3tcl), Tcl_UtfBackslash(3tcl)

KEYWORDS

       backslash, parse