Help compiling TCL 8.0.3 with GCC-2.95.2 Upgrade

Tue Nov 30 23:39:00 GMT 1999

> I am trying to compile TCL 8.0.4 using Cygwin b20 with GCC-2.95.2
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maybe off-topic but:
Jeffrey Hobbs, tcl-corehacker at wrote somewhere:
"There is actually a buglet in 8.0.4 (not 8.0.5) and 8.1-8.2.0 (fixed
in 8.2.1) where the above cases are equal (both will be compiled).
Tcl was being overaggressive in trying to compile procs, and was
deciding that simple $vars are OK to compile in.  This is actually
not true, since expr has always had double-evaluation semantics.

8.0.5 and 8.2.1+ will behave as expected, the others will not."

tcl8.0.5 is the last patchlvl for 8.0, tcl8.1 - 8.2.0 are not very stable
and tcl8.2.2 also fixed a bunch of memleaks
uhm, maybe you should use tcl8.0.5 or 8.2.2?


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