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Parts of this description are "borrowed" from Tcl extension [snit], as the functionality is mostly identical.
protected component comp ?-inherit?
private component comp ?-inherit?
Explicitly declares a component called comp, and automatically defines the component's instance variable.
If the -inherit option is specified then all unknown methods and options will be delegated to this component. The name -inherit implies that instances of this new type inherit, in a sense, the methods and options of the component. That is, -inherit yes is equivalent to:
component mycomp delegate option * to mycomp delegate method * to mycompcomponent, widget, widgetadaptor, extendedclass