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Re: minimal tcl version for gdb test suite


>>>>> "Tom" == Tom de Vries <tdevries@suse.de> writes:

>> +	_insert [string repeat " " $n]

Tom> I noticed you started using "string repeat", available since tcl 8.3.

Tom> So, I was wondering ... is there a minimal required tcl version for the
Tom> gdb testsuite? If so, is it documented somewhere?

Thanks for the note.  FWIW I didn't "upgrade" gdb intentionally.  We can
remove this use if need be.

I don't know whether there is a minimum version.
According to https://www.tcl.tk/software/tcltk/8.3.html, Tcl 8.3.5 was
released on Oct 18, 2002.  So, it is 17 years old.

Of course, the standard isn't date-based -- it's based on what the
distros do.  I don't have a super way to check that though.

I tend to think gdb could be more aggressive about requiring newer
tools, in general, and especially for things that only affect gdb
developers.

Perhaps if someone is affected by this, they could speak up.

thanks,
Tom


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