About Registry Commands


The most confusing thing is the use of the term "value". In Tcl, the value is the contents of a variable. In the Windows Registry, the value is the variable. So in Tcl we would say we have a variable abc with value 123. With the Windows Registry, we would say we have a value with name abc and data 123.

We hope the table below will help you get the terminology straight.

TclWindows Registry
Variable NameValue Name
Variable ValueValue Data
Dict KeySubkey or Value Name
Dict ValueSubtree or Value Data
Nested DictSubkey/Subtree