Can I make the comment that tcl/tk and itcl clearly build for gaia so this
indicates that itcl did at some point build for OSX. Peter - did you hack
itcl to get it working with gaia on OSX?
On Wed, 14 Jul 2004, Mark Taylor wrote:
> > > > Right, okay. I'd not have a clue where to start mucking with the
> > > > configure.in (or actually how to rebuild it). Which leaves updating
> > > > itcl as my only other option.
> > >
> > > No, don't do that.
> > >
> > Why can't itcl be updated? Do you not expect it to work with ccdpack
> > (assuming the private include file is installed)?
> Well, I'm prepared to be surprised, but no I don't expect it to
> work without hitches since the difference between the CCDPACK and
> current version looks like two years and a couple of minor version
> numbers. I never felt I really had my head round itcl
> and am unenthusiastic about debugging (or even locating) subtle
> (or gross) CCDPACK errors introduced by switching versions.
> Having said that, the itcl README does suggest that incompatibilities
> should be few, so it may be possible. Peter would probably have a
> better idea about how much pain this would involve.
> But come to think of it - if my earlier posting was right, the
> Mac-specific problem in building itcl is nothing to do with the
> itcl version, it's down to a file in the Tcl package (tcl/unix/tcl.m4).
> So it's updating Tcl (hence Tk) that you're talking about. And I'm
> about 1% as keen to get into that as updating itcl.
> > Have you considered sending a patch to itcl on sourceforge to make the
> > include file public?
> No. I assume Ousterhout/Scriptics aren't stupid, so Tcl/Tk presumably
> has its reasons for this, and without a fair bit of investigation
> I feel it would be impolite for me to do something as fundamental
> as publicise private include files. I have neither time, funding
> or (especially!) inclination to become a Tcl expert/developer.
> If it sounds like your idea of fun though, don't let me stop you!
> Mark Taylor Starlink Programmer Physics, Bristol University, UK
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