PROPOSAL: removing src/expect

Andrew Cagney
Wed Jun 16 13:46:00 GMT 2004

> As for who's going to keep it up-to-date, whoever finds that there are
> problems in what's in there.

Unfortunately, reality rears it's ugly head - what you suggest hasn't 
happened - no one cares enough about src/expect/ to fix it.  I've even 
investigated the effort needed to upgrade expect and decided to walk 
away from the problem - total waste of my time.  Far easier to just use 
the standard expect shipped with the distro's I use.  At least the 
bundled expect works on 64-bit machines like amd64.

Independent of what happens to this thread, I think GDB (and GCC?) 
should clarify their test procedures so that they don't direct the 
developer towards src/expect/.  (Ben, think of this as plan B, if none 
of the GNU projects use/recommend src/expect/, do they still 
exist? :-)


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