PROPOSAL: removing src/expect

Zack Weinberg
Tue Jun 15 21:32:00 GMT 2004

Alexandre Oliva <> writes:

> On Jun 15, 2004, Ben Elliston <> wrote:
>> I propose that src/expect be removed from the tree 7 days from now
>> Any objections?
> Err...  Yes, for the same reasons as dejagnu.  It's not bundled with
> most of the OSs I used to test, and being able to build expect along
> with tcl/tk/etc that were built for GDB/Insight, and dejagnu, that
> requires it, was quite handy.  Sure it's old, but it doesn't hurt as
> long as it works, no?  And it's not like you're required to check it
> out.  I'd rather just leave it there, like dejagnu.

And on the other side, I have repeatedly been burnt by systems with
tcl/expect headers installed globally which are incompatible with the
stuff in /cvs/src.  I'd be much happier if tcl/tk/expect were all
three removed from src.


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