Tk_GetPixelsFromObj(interp, tkwin, objPtr, intPtr)
Tk_GetPixels(interp, tkwin, string, intPtr)
Tk_GetMMFromObj(interp, tkwin, objPtr, doublePtr)
Tk_GetScreenMM(interp, tkwin, string, doublePtr)
These procedures take as argument a specification of distance on the screen (objPtr or string) and compute the corresponding distance either in integer pixels or floating-point millimeters. In either case, objPtr or string specifies a screen distance as a floating-point number followed by one of the following characters that indicates units:
Tk_GetPixelsFromObj converts the value of objPtr to the nearest even number of pixels and stores that value at *intPtr. It returns TCL_OK under normal circumstances. If an error occurs (e.g. objPtr contains a number followed by a character that is not one of the ones above) then TCL_ERROR is returned and an error message is left in interp's result if interp is not NULL. Tk_GetPixelsFromObj caches information about the return value in objPtr, which speeds up future calls to Tk_GetPixelsFromObj with the same objPtr.
Tk_GetPixels is identical to Tk_GetPixelsFromObj except that the screen distance is specified with a string instead of an object. This prevents Tk_GetPixels from caching the return value, so Tk_GetAnchor is less efficient than Tk_GetPixelsFromObj.
Tk_GetMMFromObj and Tk_GetScreenMM are similar to Tk_GetPixelsFromObj and Tk_GetPixels (respectively) except that they convert the screen distance to millimeters and store a double-precision floating-point result at *doublePtr.