Tcl question: expansion of variable names

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Tue Sep 4 13:53:56 UTC 2018

On Sep 4, 2018, at 08:13, Mojca Miklavec wrote:

> Dear Joshua,
> On Tue, 4 Sep 2018 at 14:04, Joshua Root wrote:
>> On 2018-9-4 19:15 , Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I would like to ask for some help making a little trick work. Here's
>>> my attempt of a PR:
>>> Each subport has a different checksum URL:
>>> etc.
>>> I would like to code this inside a table, but somehow I cannot figure
>>> out how to properly resolve the variable names when using this hack.
>> Wrapping a string in braces disables variable substitution. Use quotes,
> Thank you, this worked.
>> or better, the list command, if you want to set geant.versions_info to a
>> list with substituted variables.
> This is where I'm not sure where or how to apply the list command. I
> tried a couple of ways, none of which worked :)

It should be a simple as replacing

set myvar "a b c"


set myvar [list a b c]

I've never been quite clear on the benefits of using [list] vs just making a string, since a string is a list, and I seem to use them interchangeably. 

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