Tcl exposes problem with cygwin/echo?

Mumit Khan khan@xraylith.wisc.EDU
Sat Jul 31 18:34:00 GMT 1999


On 14 Jul 1999, Dr. Volker Zell wrote:

> I recompiled tcl from the Cygwin distribution as a X11 app by
> undefining __WIN32__
> In my case I get:
> 
> 
> vzell:/tmp> tclsh
> % set test {"This is a test."}
> "This is a test."
> % exec echo $test
> "This is a test."
> 

The win32/Cygwin port of Tcl/Tk has lots of these subtle (and not so
subtle) problems. And, these problem won't go away until someone goes
in and fixes them. Unfortunately, a "real" Cygwin port is a lot of work
and chances are that we'll simply slowly patch the current code to
behave better under Cygwin. Cygwin Tcl/Tk "exec" is full of holes 
currently.

Regards,
Mumit



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