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       oo::copy - create copies of objects and classes


       package require TclOO

       oo::copy sourceObject ?targetObject?


       The oo::copy command creates a copy of an object or class. It takes the name of the object
       or class to be copied, sourceObject, and optionally the name of the  object  or  class  to
       create,  targetObject,  which will be resolved relative to the current namespace if not an
       absolute qualified name.  If targetObject is omitted, a new name  is  chosen.  The  copied
       object  will  be  of the same class as the source object, and will have all its per-object
       methods copied. If it is a class, it will also have all the class  methods  in  the  class
       copied, but it will not have any of its instances copied.

       After  the  targetObject  has been created and all definitions of its configuration (e.g., │
       methods, filters, mixins) copied, the <cloned> method of targetObject will be invoked,  to │
       allow  for customization of the created object such as installing related variable traces. │
       The only argument given will be sourceObject. The default implementation  of  this  method │
       (in  oo::object) just copies the procedures and variables in the namespace of sourceObject │
       to the namespace of targetObject. If this method call does not return  a  result  that  is │
       successful  (i.e.,  an  error  or  other  kind of exception) then the targetObject will be │
       deleted and an error returned.

       The result of the oo::copy command will be the fully-qualified name of the new  object  or


       This  example  creates  an  object,  copies  it,  modifies  the  source  object,  and then
       demonstrates that the copied object is indeed a copy.

              oo::object create src
              oo::objdefine src method msg {} {puts foo}
              oo::copy src dst
              oo::objdefine src method msg {} {puts bar}
              src msg               prints "bar"
              dst msg               prints "foo"


       oo::class(3tcl), oo::define(3tcl), oo::object(3tcl)


       clone, copy, duplication, object