ChangeLog.1999   [plain text]

1999-12-22  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* changes: updated changes file
	* tools/tclSplash.bmp: updated to show 8.3

1999-12-21  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* generic/tcl.h:
	* mac/README:
	* unix/
	* tools/
	* win/README.binary:
	* win/ updated to patch level 8.3b1

	* unix/ added -srcdir=... for 'make html'

	* doc/Hash.3: fixed reference to ckfree [Bug: 3912]
	* doc/RegExp.3: fixed calling params for Tcl_RegExecFromObj
	* doc/open.n: fixed minor formatting errors
	* doc/string.n: fixed minor formatting errors

	* doc/lsort.n: added -unique docs
	* tests/cmdIL.test:
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c: added -unique option to lsort

	* generic/tclThreadTest.c: changed thread ids to longs [Bug: 3902]

	* mac/tclMacOSA.c: fixed applescript for I18N [Bug: 3644]

	* win/mkd.bat:
	* win/rmd.bat: removed necessity of tag.txt [Bug: 3874]

	* win/tclWinThrd.c: changed CreateThread to _beginthreadex and
	ExitThread to _endthreadex

1999-12-12  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* doc/glob.n:
	* tests/fileName.test:
	* generic/tclInt.decls:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:
	* generic/tclEncoding.c:
	* generic/tclFileName.c:
	* mac/tclMacFile.c:
	* unix/tclUnixFile.c:
	* win/tclWinFile.c: enhanced the glob command with the new options
	-types -path -directory and -join.  Deprecated TclpMatchFiles with
	TclpMatchFilesTypes, extended TclGlob and TclDoGlob and added
	GlobTypeData structure. [Bug: 2363]

1999-12-10  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* tests/var.test:
	* generic/tclCompile.c: fixed problem where setting to {} array
	would intermittently not work. (Fontaine) [Bug: 3339]

	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c:
	* generic/tclExecute.c: optimized INST_TRY_CVT_TO_NUMERIC to
	recognize boolean objects. (Spjuth) [Bug: 2815]

	* tests/info.test:
	* tests/parseOld.test:
	* generic/tclCmdAH.c:
	* generic/tclProc.c: changed Tcl_UplevelObjCmd (uplevel) and
	Tcl_EvalObjCmd (eval) to use TCL_EVAL_DIRECT in the single arg
	case as well, to take advantage	of potential pure list input
	optimization.  This means that it won't get byte compiled though,
	which should be acceptable.
	* generic/tclBasic.c: made Tcl_EvalObjEx pure list object aware in
	the TCL_EVAL_DIRECT case for efficiency.
	* generic/tclUtil.c: made Tcl_ConcatObj pure list object aware,
	and return a list object in that case [Bug: 2098 2257]

	* generic/tclMain.c: changed Tcl_Main to not constantly reuse the
	commandPtr object (interactive case) as it could be shared. (Fellows)

	* unix/
	* unix/tcl.m4:
	* unix/tclUnixPipe.c: removed checking for compatible vfork
	function and use of the vfork function.  Modern VM systems rarely
	suffer any performance degradation when fork is used, and it
	solves multiple problems with vfork.  Users that still want vfork
	can add -Dfork=vfork to the compile flags. [Bug: 942 2228 1312]

1999-12-09  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* win/aclocal.m4: made it just include tcl.m4

	* doc/exec.n:
	* doc/open.n:
	* win/tclWin32Dll.c:
	* win/tclWinChan.c:
	* win/tclWinFCmd.c:
	* win/tclWinInit.c:
	* win/tclWinPipe.c:
	* win/tclWinSock.c: removed all code that supported Win32s.  It
	was no longer officially supported, and likely didn't work anyway.
	* win/ removed 16 bit stuff, cleaned up.

	* win/tcl16.rc:
	* win/tclWin16.c:
	* win/winDumpExts.c: these files have been removed from the
	source tree (no longer necessary to build)

1999-12-07  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* tests/io.test: removed 'knownBug' tests that were for
	unsupported0, which is now fcopy (that already has tests)

	* mac/tclMacPort.h: added utime.h include

	* generic/tclDate.c:
	* unix/ fixed make gendate to swap const with CONST
	so it uses the Tcl defined CONST type [Bug: 3521]

	* generic/tclIO.c: removed panic that could occur in FlushChannel
	when a "blocking" channel would receive EAGAIN, instead treating
	it the same as non-blocking. [Bug: 3773]

	* generic/tclUtil.c: fixed Tcl_ScanCountedElement to not step
	beyond the end of the counted string [Bug: 3336]

1999-12-03  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* doc/load.n: added note about NT's buggy handling of './' with

	* library/http2.1/http.tcl: fixed error handling in http::Event
	[Bug: 3752]

	* tests/env.test: removed knownBug limitation from working test
	* tests/all.tcl: ensured that ::tcltest::testsDirectory would be
	set to an absolute path

	* tests/expr-old.test:
	* tests/parseExpr.test:
	* tests/string.test:
	* generic/tclGet.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclObj.c:
	* generic/tclParseExpr.c:
	* generic/tclUtil.c:
	* generic/tclExecute.c: added TclCheckBadOctal routine to enhance
	error message checking for when users use invalid octal numbers
	(like 08), as well as replumbed the Expr*Funcs with a new
	VerifyExprObjType to simplify type handling. [Bug: 2467]

	* tests/expr.test:
	* generic/tclCompile.c: fixed 'bad code length' error for
	'expr + {[incr]}' case, with new test case [Bug: 3736]
	and seg fault on 'expr + {[error]}' (different cause) that
	was caused by a correct optimization that didn't correctly
	track how it was modifying the source string in the opt.
	The optimization was removed, which means that:
		expr 1 + {[string length abc]}
	will be not be compiled inline as before, but this should be
		expr {1 + [string length abc]}
	which will be compiled inline for speed.  This prevents
		expr 1 + {[mindless error]}
	from seg faulting, and only affects optimizations for
	degenerate cases [Bug: 3737]

1999-12-01  Scott Redman <>

	* generic/tcl.decls :
	* generic/tclMain.c :
	* unix/tclAppInit.c: 
	* win/tclAppInit.c: Added two new internal functions,
	TclSetStartupScriptFileName() and TclGetStartupScriptFileName()
	and added hooks into the main() code for supporting TclPro and
	other "big" shells more easily without requiring a copy of the
	main() code.
	* generic/tclEncoding.c:
	* generic/tclEvent.c:  Moved encoding-related startup code from
	tclEvent.c into the more appropriate tclEncoding.c.
1999-11-30  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* generic/tclIO.c: fix from Kupries for	Tcl_UnstackChannel that
	correctly handles resetting translation and encoding.

	* generic/tclLoad.c: #def'd out the unloading of DLLs at finalize
	time for Unix in TclFinalizeLoad. [Bug: 2560 3373]  Should be
	parametrized to allow for user to specify unload or not.

	* win/tclWinTime.c: fixed handling of %Z on NT for time zones
	that don't have DST.

1999-11-29  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* library/dde1.1/pkgIndex.tcl:
	* library/reg1.0/pkgIndex.tcl: added supported for debugged
	versions of the libraries

	* unix/tclUnixPipe.c: fixed PipeBlockModeProc to properly set
	isNonBlocking flag on pipe. [Bug: 1356 710]
	removed spurious fcntl call from PipeBlockModeProc

	* tests/scan.test:
	* generic/tclScan.c: fixed scan where %[..] didn't match anything
	and added test case [Bug: 3700]

1999-11-24  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* doc/open.n:
	* win/tclWinSerial.c: adopted patch from Schroedter to handle
	fconfigure $sock -lasterror on Windows. [RFE: 3368]

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c: made SORTMODE_INTEGER work with Longs
	[Bug: 3652]

1999-11-23  Scott Stanton  <>

	* library/tcltest1.0/tcltest.tcl: Fixed bug where tcltest output
	went to stdout instead of the specified output file in some

1999-11-19  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* generic/tclProc.c: backed out change from 1999-11-18 as it
	could affect return string from upvar as well.

	* tools/ added tcltest1.0 library to distribution list

	* doc/http.n:
	* library/http2.1/http.tcl:
	* library/http2.1/pkgIndex.tcl: updated http package to 2.2

1999-11-18  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* unix/tcl.m4: added defined for _THREAD_SAFE in --enable-threads
	case; added check for pthread_mutex_init in libc; in AIX case,
	with --enable-threads ${CC}_r is used; fixed flags when using gcc
	on SCO

	* generic/tclProc.c: corrected error reporting for default case
	at the global level for uplevel command.

	* generic/tclIOSock.c: changed int to size_t type for len
	in TclSockMinimumBuffers.

	* generic/tclCkalloc.c: fixed Tcl_DbCkfree to return a value
	on NULL input. [Bug: 3400]

	* generic/tclStringObj.c: fixed support for passing in negative
	length to Tcl_SetUnicodeObj, et al handling routines. [Bug: 3380]

	* doc/scan.n:
	* tests/scan.test:
	* generic/tclScan.c: finished support for inline scan by
	supporting XPG identifiers.

	* doc/http.n:
	* library/http2.1/http.tcl: added register and unregister
	commands to http:: package (better support for tls/SSL),
	as well as -type argument to http::geturl. [RFE: 2617]

	* generic/tclBasic.c: removed extra decr of numLevels in
	Tcl_EvalObjEx that could cause seg fault. (

	* generic/tclEvent.c: fixed possible lack of MutexUnlock in
	Tcl_DeleteExitHandler [Bug: 3545]

	* unix/tcl.m4: Added better pthreads library check and inclusion
	of _THREAD_SAFE in --enable-threads case
	Added support for gcc config on SCO

	* doc/glob.n: added note about ..../ glob behavior on Win9*
	* doc/tcltest.n: fixed minor example errors [Bug: 3551]

1999-11-17 Brent Welch <>
	* library/http2.1/http.tcl: Correctly fixed the -timeout
	problem mentioned in the 10-29 change.  Also added error
	handling for failed writes on the socket during the protocol.

1999-11-09  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* doc/open.n: corrected docs for 'a' open mode.

	* generic/tclIOUtil.c: changed Tcl_Alloc to ckalloc

	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclObj.c: rolled back changes from 1999-10-29
	Purify noted new leaks with that code

	* generic/tclParse.c: added code in Tcl_ParseBraces to test for
	possible unbalanced open brace in a comment

	* library/init.tcl: removed the installed binary directory from
	the auto_path variable

	* tools/ updated to 8.3a1, fixed install of twind.tcl
	and koi8-r.enc files

	* unix/tcl.m4: added recognition of pthreads library for AIX

1999-10-29  Brent Welch <>
	* generic/tclInt.h: Modified the TclNewObj and TclDecrRefCount
	in two ways.  First, in the case of TCL_THREADS, we do not use
	the special Tcl_Obj allocator because that is a source of 
	lock contention.  Second, general code cleanup to eliminate
	duplicated code. In particular, TclDecrRefCount now uses
	TclFreeObj instead of duplicating that code, so it is now
	identical to Tcl_DecrRefCount.

	* generic/tclObj.c: Changed Tcl_NewObj so it uses the
	TclNewObj macro instead of duplicating the code.  Adjusted
	TclFreeObj so it understands the TCL_THREADS case described

	* library/http2.1/http.tcl: Fixed a bug in the handling of
	the state(status) variable when the -timeout flag is specified.
	Previously it was possible to leave the status undefined
	instead of empty, which caused errors in http::status

1999-10-28  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* unix/aclocal.m4: made it just include tcl.m4

	* library/tcltest1.0/tcltest.tcl: updated makeFile to return
	full pathname of file created

	* generic/tclStringObj.c: fixed Tcl_AppendStringsToObjVA so it only
	iterates once over the va_list (avoiding a memcpy of it,
	which is not portable).

	* generic/tclEnv.c: fixed possible ABR error in environ array

	* tests/scan.test:
	* generic/tclScan.c: added support for use of inline scan,
	XPG3 currently not included

	* tests/incr.test:
	* tests/set.test:
	* generic/tclCompCmds.c: fixed improper bytecode handling of
	'eval {set array($unknownvar) 5}' (also for incr) [Bug: 3184]

	* win/tclWinTest.c: added testvolumetype command, as atime is
	completely ignored for Windows FAT file systems
	* win/tclWinPort.h: added sys/utime.h to includes
	* unix/tclUnixPort.h: added utime.h to includes
	* doc/file.n:
	* tests/cmdAH.test:
	* generic/tclCmdAH.c: added time arguments to atime and mtime
	file command methods (support 'touch' functionality)

1999-10-20  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* unix/tclUnixNotfy.c: fixed event/io threading problems by
	making triggerPipe non-blocking [Bug: 2792]

	* library/tcltest1.0/tcltest.tcl:
	* generic/tclThreadTest.c: fixed mem leaks in threads

	* generic/tclResult.c: fixed Tcl_AppendResultVA so it only
	iterates once over the va_list (avoiding a memcpy of it,
	which is not portable).

	* generic/regc_color.c: fixed mem leak and assertion, from HS

	* generic/tclCompile.c: removed savedChar trick that appeared to
	be causing a segv when the literal table was released

	* tests/string.test:
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c: fixed [string index] to return ByteArrayObj
	when indexing into one (test case string-5.16) [Bug: 2871]

	* library/http2.1/http.tcl: protected gets with catch [Bug: 2665]

1999-10-19  Jennifer Hom  <>

	* tests/tcltest.test:
	* doc/tcltest.n:
	* library/tcltest1.0/tcltest.tcl: Removed the extra return at the
	end of the tcltest.tcl file, added version information about tcl.

	Applied patches sent in by Andreas Kupries to add helper procs for
	debug output, add 3 new flags (-testsdir, -load, -loadfile), and
	internally refactors common code for dealing with paths into
	separate procedures. [Bug: 2838, 2842]

	Merged code from core-8-2-1 branch that changes the checks for the
	value of tcl_interactive to also incorporate a check for the
	existence of the variable.

	* tests/autoMkindex.test:
	* tests/pkgMkIndex.test: Explicitly cd to
	::tcltest::testsDirectory at the beginning of the test run

	* tests/basic.test: Use version information defined in tcltest
	instead of hardcoded version number

	* tests/socket.test: package require tcltest before attempting to
	use variable defined in tcltest namespace

	* tests/unixInit.test: 
	* tests/unixNotfy.test: Added explicit exits needed to avoid
	problems when the tests area run in wish.
1999-10-12  Jim Ingham  <>

	* mac/tclMacLoad.c: Stupid bug - we converted the filename to
	external, but used the unconverted version.
	* mac/tclMacFCmd.c: Fix a merge error in the bug fix for [Bug: 2869]

1999-10-12  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* generic/regc_color.c:
	* generic/regc_cvec.c:
	* generic/regc_lex.c:
	* generic/regc_locale.c:
	* generic/regcomp.c:
	* generic/regcustom.h:
	* generic/regerrs.h:
	* generic/regex.h:
	* generic/regexec.c:
	* generic/regguts.h:
	* generic/tclRegexp.c:
	* generic/tclTest.c:
	* tests/reg.test: updated to Henry Spencer's new regexp engine
	(mid-Sept 99).  Should greatly reduce stack space reqs.

	* library/tcltest1.0/pkgIndex.tcl: fixed procs in pkgIndex.tcl file

	* generic/tclEnv.c: fixed mem leak with putenv and DStrings
	* doc/Encoding.3: corrected docs
	* tests/basic.test: updated test cases for 8.3
	* tests/encoding.test: fixed test case that change system
	encoding to a double-byte one (this causes a bogus mem read
	error for purify)
	* unix/ purify has to use -best-effort to instrument
	* unix/tclAppInit.c: identified potential mem leak when compiling
	tcltest (not critical)
	* unix/tclUnixPipe.c: fixed mem leak in TclpCreateProcess when
	doing alloc between vfork and execvp.
	* unix/tclUnixTest.c: fixed mem leak in findexecutable test command

1999-10-05  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* {win,mac,unix,tools,}/README:
	* win/README.binary:
	* win/
	* {win,unix}/
	* generic/tcl.h:
	* library/init.tcl: updated to 8.3a1 from 8.2.0.

	* library/http2.1/http.tcl: fixed possible use of global c var.

	* win/tclWinReg.c: fixed registry command to properly 'get'
	HKEY_PERFORMANCE_DATA root key data.  Needs more work.
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:
	* generic/tclVar.c:
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c: fixed comment typos

	* mac/tclMacFCmd.c: fixed filename stuff to support UTF-8 [Bug: 2869]

	* win/tclWinSerial.c: changed SerialSetOptionProc to return
	TCL_OK by default. (patch from Rolf Schroedter)

1999-09-21  Jennifer Hom  <>

	* library/tcltest1.0/tcltest.tcl: Applied patches sent in by
	Andreas Kupries to fix typos in comments and ::tcltest::grep,
	fix hook redefinition problems, and change "string compare" to
	"string equal." [Bug: 2836, 2837, 2839, 2840]

1999-09-20  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* tests/env.test:
	* unix/ added support for AIX LIBPATH env var [Bug:	2793]
	removed second definition of INCLUDE_INSTALL_DIR (the one that
	referenced @includedir@) [Bug: 2805]
	* unix/dltest/ added -lc to LIBS [Bug: 2794]

1999-09-16  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* tests/timer.test: changed after delay in timer test 6.29 from
	1 to 10. [Bug: 2796]

	* tests/pkg.test:
	* generic/tclPkg.c: fixed package version check to disallow 1.2..3
	[Bug: 2539]

	* unix/ fixed gendate target - this never worked
	since RCS was intro'd.
	* generic/tclGetDate.y: updated to reflect previous changes
	to tclDate.c (leap year calc) and added CEST and UCT time zone
	recognition.  Fixed 4 missing UCHAR() casts. [Bug: 2717, 954,
	1245, 1249]

	* generic/tclCkalloc.c: changed Tcl_DumpActiveMemory to really
	dump to stderr and close it [Bug: 725] and changed Tcl_Ckrealloc
	and Tcl_Ckfree to not bomb when NULL was passed in [Bug: 1719]
	and changed Tcl_Alloc, et al to not panic when a alloc request
	for zero came through and NULL was returned (valid on AIX, Tru64)
	[Bug: 2795, etc]

	* tests/clock.test:
	* doc/clock.n:
	* generic/tclClock.c: added -milliseconds switch to clock clicks
	to guarantee that the return value of clicks is in the millisecs
	granularity [Bug: 2682, 1332]

1999-09-15  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* generic/tclIOCmd.c: fixed potential core dump in conjunction
	with stacked channels with result obj manipulation in
	Tcl_ReadChars [Bug: 2623]

	* tests/format.test:
	* generic/tclCmdAH.c: fixed translation of %0#s in format [Bug: 2605]

	* doc/msgcat.n: fixed \\ bug in example [Bug: 2548]

	* unix/tcl.m4:
	* unix/aclocal.m4: added fix for FreeBSD-[1-2] recognition
	[Bug: 2070] and fix for IRIX SHLIB_LB_LIBS. [Bug: 2610]

	* doc/array.n:
	* tests/var.test:
	* tests/set.test:
	* generic/tclVar.c: added an array unset operation, with docs
	and tests.  Variation of [Bug: 1775].  Added fix in TclArraySet
	to check when trying to set in a non-existent namespace. [Bug: 2613]

1999-09-14  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* tests/linsert.test:
	* doc/linsert.n:
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c: fixed end-int interpretation of linsert
	to correctly calculate value for end, added test and docs [Bug: 2693]

	* doc/regexp.n:
	* doc/regsub.n:
	* tests/regexp.test:
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c: add -start switch to regexp and regsub
	with docs and tests

	* doc/switch.n: added proper use of comments to example.
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c: changed switch to complain when an error
	occurs that seems to be due to a misplaced comment.

	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c: fixed illegal ref for \[0-9] substitutions
	in regsub [Bug: 2723]

	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c: changed [string equal] to return an Int
	type object (was a Boolean)

1999-09-01  Jennifer Hom  <>

	* library/tcltest1.0/tcltest.tcl: Process command-line arguments
	only ::tcltest doesn't have a child namespace (requires that
	command-line args are processed in that namespace)

1999-09-01  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* generic/tclParseExpr.c: changed '"' to '\"' to make FreeBSD
	happy [Bug: 2625]
	* generic/tclProc.c: moved static buf to better location and
	changed static msg that would overflow in ProcessProcResultCode
	[Bug: 2483] and added Tcl_DStringFree to Tcl_ProcObjCmd.
	Also reworked size of static buffers.
	* tests/stringObj.test: added test 9.11
	* generic/tclStringObj.c: changed Tcl_AppendObjToObj to
	properly handle the 1-byte dest and mixed src case where
	both had had Unicode string len checks made on them.  [Bug: 2678]
	* unix/aclocal.m4:
	* unix/tcl.m4: adjusted fix from 8-21 to add -bnoentry to the
	AIX-* case and readjusted the range

1999-08-31  Jennifer Hom  <>

	* library/tcltest1.0/tcltest.tcl:
	* doc/tcltest.n:
	* tests/README: Modified testConstraints variable so that it isn't
	unset every time ::tcltest::initConstraints is called and cleaned up
	documentation in the README file and the man page.

1999-08-27  Jennifer Hom  <>

	* tests/env.test:
	* tests/exec.test:
	* tests/io.test:
	* tests/event.test:
	* tests/tcltest.test: Added 'exit' calls to scripts that the tests 
	themselves write, and removed accidental checkin of knownBugThreaded
	constraints for Solaris and Linux.
	* library/tcltest1.0/tcltest.tcl:  Modified tcltest so that
	variables are only initialized to their default values if they did
	not previously exist. 

1999-08-26  Jennifer Hom  <>

	* tests/tcltest.test:
	* library/tcltest1.0/tcltest.tcl:  Added a -args flag that sets a
	variable named ::tcltest::parameters based on whatever's being
	sent in as the argument to the -args flag. 

1999-08-23  Jennifer Hom  <>

	* tests/tcltest.test: Added additional tests for -tmpdir, marked
	all tests that use exec as unixOrPc.

	* tests/encoding.test:
	* tests/interp.test: 
	* tests/macFCmd.test:
	* tests/parseOld.test:
	* tests/regexp.test: Applied patches from Jim Ingham to add
	encoding to a Mac only interp test, change an error message in
	macFCmd.tet, put a comment in parseOld.test, fix tests using the
	testencoding path command, and put unixOrPc constraints on tests
	that use exec. 

1999-08-21  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* unix/aclocal.m4: Changed AIX-4.[2-9] check to AIX-4.[1-9]
	[Bug: 1909]

1999-08-20  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* generic/tclPosixStr.c: fixed typo [Bug: 2592]

	* doc/*: fixed various nroff bugs in man pages [Bug: 2503 2588]

1999-08-19  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* win/README.binary: fixed version info and some typos [Bug: 2561]
	* doc/interp.n: updated list of commands available in a safe
	interpreter [Bug: 2526]

	* generic/tclIO.c: changed Tcl_GetChannelNames* to use style guide
	headers (pleases HP cc)

1999-08-18  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* doc/Eval.3: fixed doc on input args [Bug: 2114]

	* doc/OpenFileChnl.3:
	* doc/file.n:
	* tests/cmdAH.test:
	* tclIO.c:
	* tclCmdAH.c: added "file channels ?pattern?" tcl command, with
	associated Tcl_GetChannelNames and Tcl_GetChannelNamesEx public
	C APIs (added to tcl.decls as well), with docs and tests.

	* tests/expr.test:
	* generic/tclCompile.c: add TCL_TOKEN_VARIABLE to the part types
	that cause differed compilation for exprs, to correct the expr
	double-evaluation problem for vars.  Added test cases.
	Related to [Bug: 732]

	* unix/ changed the dependency structure so that
	install-* is dependent on * (ie - install-binaries is dependent
	on binaries).
	* library/auto.tcl:
	* library/init.tcl:
	* library/ldAout.tcl:
	* library/package.tcl:
	* library/safe.tcl:
	* library/word.tcl:
	* library/http2.1/http.tcl:
	* library/msgcat1.0/msgcat.tcl: updated libraries to better
	Tcl style guide (no more string comparisons with == or !=, spacing

1999-08-05  Jim Ingham  <>

	* mac/tclMacProjects.sea.hqx: Rearrange the projects so that the build
	directory is separate from the sources.	 Much more convenient!

1999-08-13  Scott Redman <>

	* /: 8.2.0 tagged for final release

1999-08-12  Scott Stanton  <>

	* win/ Added COMPILE_DEBUG_FLAGS macro to make it
	easier to turn on compiler tracing.

	* tests/parse.test: 
	* generic/tclParse.c: Fixed bug in Tcl_EvalEx where the termOffset
	was not being updated in cases where the evaluation returned a non
	TCL_OK error code. [Bug: 2535]

1999-08-12  Scott Redman  <>

	* win/tclWinSerial.c: Applied patch from Petteri Kettunen to
	remove compiler warning.

1999-08-10  Scott Redman  <>

	* generic/tclAlloc.c:
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c:
	* generic/tclIO.c:
	* generic/tclThread.c:
	* win/tclWinThrd.c:
	* unix/tclUnixThrd.c: Fixed Brent's changes so that they work on
	Windows (and he fixed the bug in the Unix thread implementation).

1999-08-09  Brent Welch  <>
	* generic/tcl.decls:
	* generic/tclAlloc.c:
	* generic/tclCkalloc.c:
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c:
	* generic/tclDecls.h: 
	* generic/tclIO.c:
	* generic/tclInt.decls:
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:
	* generic/tclVar.c:
	* mac/tclMacThrd.c:
	* unix/tclUnixThrd.c:
	* win/tclWinThrd.c: Added use of Tcl_GetAllocMutex to tclAlloc.c
	and tclCkalloc.c so they can be linked against alternate thread
	packages. Added Tcl_GetChannelNames to tclIO.c.	Added
	TclVarTraceExists hook so "info exists" triggers read traces
	exactly like it did in Tcl 7.6. Stubs table changes to reflect new
	internal and external APIs.

1999-08-09  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* tests/string.test: added largest_int proc to adapt for >32 bit
	machines and int overflow testing.
	* tests/tcltest.test: fixed minor error in 8.2 result (from dgp)

	* doc/Object.3: clarified Tcl_DecrRefCount docs [Bug: 1952]
	* doc/array.n: clarified array pattern docs [Bug: 1330]
	* doc/clock.n: fixed clock docs [Bug: 693]
	* doc/lindex.n: clarified to account for new end-int behavior.
	* doc/string.n: fixed formatting errors [Bug: 2188 2189]
	* doc/tclvars.n: fixed doc error [Bug: 2042]
	* library/init.tcl: fixed path handling in auto_execok (it could
	miss including the normal path on some Windows machines) [Bug: 1276]

1999-08-05  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* doc/tclvars.n: Made it clear that tcl_pkgPath was not set
	for Windows (already mentioned in init.tcl) [Bug: 2455]
	* generic/tclLiteral.c: fixed reference to bytes that might
	not be null terminated (using objPtr->bytes, which is) [Bug: 2496]
	* library/http2.1/http.tcl: Made use of "i" in init section use
	local var and start at 0 (was 1). [Bug: 2502]

1999-08-04  Scott Stanton  <>

	* tests/reg.test: Added test for REG_EXPECT bug fixed by Henry's

	* generic/regc_nfa.c: 
	* generic/regcomp.c: 
	* generic/rege_dfa.c:
	* generic/regexec.c: 
	* generic/regguts.h: Applied patches supplied by Henry Spencer to
	greatly enhance the performance of certain classes of regular
	expressions. [Bug: 2440, 2447]

1999-08-03  Scott Redman  <>

	* win/tclWinInt.h: Remove function declarations in header that was
	moved to tclInt.decls file in previous changes.

1999-08-02  Scott Redman  <>

	* unix/
	* win/ Change beta level to b2.
	* generic/tcl.h:
	* generic/tcl.decls:
	* generic/tclDecls.h:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclInt.decls:
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:
	* generic/tclRegexp.h:
	* generic/tclStubInit.c: Move some exported public and internal
	functions to the stub tables.  Removed functions that are in the
	stub tables (from this and previous changes) from the original
	header files.

1999-08-01  Scott Redman  <>

	* win/tclWinSock.c: Added comment block to SocketThread()
	function.  Added code to avoid calling TerminateThread(), but
	instead to send a message to the socket event window to tell it to
	terminate its thread.

1999-07-30  Jennifer Hom  <>

	* tests/tcltest.test:
	* library/tcltest1.0/tcltest.tcl: Exit with non-zero status if
	there were problems with the way the test suite was started
	(e.g. wrong # arguments).  

1999-07-30  Jeff Hobbs  <>

	* generic/tclInt.decls: added declaractions necessary for the
	Tcl test code to work wth stubs [Bug: 2445]

1999-07-30    <>

	* win/tclWinPipe.c:
	* win/ Fixing launching of 16-bit apps on Win9x from
	wish.  The command line was primed with tclpip82.dll, but it was
	ignored.  Fixed that, then fixed the gmake makefile to build
	tclpip82.dll as an executable.

	* win/tclWinSock.c: Applied small patch to get thread-specific
	data after initializing the socket driver.

	* unix/tclUnixThrd.c: Applied patch to fix threads on Irix 6.5.
	Patch from James Dennett.  [Bug: 2450]

	* tests/info.test: Enable test for tclParse.c change (info
1999-07-30    <>

	* tclIO.c: added fix for Kupries' trf patch [Bug: 2386]

	* tclParse.c: fixed bug in info complete regarding nested square
	brackets [Bug: 2382, 2466]
1999-07-29    <>

	* win/tclWinChan.c: Allow tcl to open CON and NUL, even for std
	channels.  Checking for bad/unusable std channels was moved to Tk
	since its only purpose was to check whether to use the Tk Console
	Window for the std channels.  [Bug: 2393 2392 2209 2458]

	* unix/mkLinks.tcl: Applied patch to avoid linking pack.n to
	pack-old.n.  Patch from Don Porter. [Bug: 2469]

	* doc/Encoding.n: Applied patch to fix typo in .SH NAME line.
	Patch from Don Porter.  [Bug: 2451]
	* win/tclWinSock.c:  Free Win32 Event handles when destroying
	the socket helper thread.

1999-07-28    <>

	* tests/tcltest.test:
	* library/tcltest1.0/tcltest.tcl: Fixed the condition under which
	::tcltest::PrintError had an infinite loop problem and added a
	test case for it.  Added an optional argument to
	::tcltest::getMatchingFiles telling it where to search for test

1999-07-27    <>

	* tools/tclSplash.bmp:  Updated Windows installer bitmap
	to ready Tcl/Tk Version 8.2.

1999-07-26    <>

	* tests/tcltest.test:  Need to close the new core file, there
	seems to be a hang in threaded WinNT if the file isn't closed.
	Open issue, need to fix that hang.

	* tests/httpold.test:  Add time delay in response from Http server
	so that test cases can properly detect timeout conditions with
	threads enabled on multi-CPU WinNT.

	* tests/winFCmd.test:  Test case winFcmd-1.33 was looking for
	c:\windows, which may not exist.  Instead, create a new directory
	on c:\ and use it for the test.

	* win/tclWinConsole.c:
	* win/tclWinPipe.c:
	* win/tclWinSock.c:  Fix terminating helper threads by holding any
	mutexes from the primary thread while waiting for the helper
	thread to terminate.  Without these changes, the test suite hangs
	on WinNT with 2 CPUs and threads enabled.  Open issue, seems to be
	a sporadic hang on dual CPU systems still (very rare).

1999-07-26  Jennifer Hom  <>

	* tests/tcltest.test:
	* library/tcltest1.0/tcltest.tcl:
	* doc/tcltest.n: Cleaned up code in ::tcltest::PrintError, revised
	documentation, and added tests for the tcltest package.

1999-07-23    <>

	* tests/info.test:
	* generic/tclParse.c:  Removed patch for info command, breaks test
	cases on Unix.  Patch was bad and needs to be redone
	properly. [Bug: 2382]

1999-07-22    <>

	* Changed version to 8.2b2.

	* win/tclWinSock.c: Fixed hang with threads enabled, fixed
	semaphores with threads disabled.

	* win/safe.test: Fixed safe-6.3 with threads enabled.
	* win/  Fixed calling of tcltest to fix safe.test
	failures due to path TCL_LIBRARY path.

	* win/tclWinPort.h: Block out include of sys/*.h in order to
	build extensions with MetroWerks compiler for Win32. [Bug: 2385]
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c:
	* generic/tclIO.c: Fix ANSI-style prototypes based on patch from
	Ulrich Ring.  [Bug: 2391]
	* unix/ Need to make install-sh executable before
	calling (with chmod +x).  [Bug: 2413]
	* tests/var.test:
	* generic/tclVar.c:  Fixed bug that caused a seg. fault when using
	"array set a(b) {}", which is a bad array name anyway.  Now the
	"array set" command will return an error in this case.  Added test
	case and fixed existing test. [Bug: 2427]

1999-07-21    <>

	* tests/info.test:
	* generic/tclParse.c:  Applied patch to fix "info complete"
	for the string {[a [b]}.  Patch from Peter Spjuth. [Bug: 2382]

	* doc/Utf.3:
	* generic/tcl.decls:
	* generic/tclDecls.h:
	* generic/tclUtf.c: Changed function declarations in
	non-platform-specific public APIs to use "unsigned long" instead of
	"size_t", which may not be defined on certain compilers (rather
	than include sys/types.h, which may not exist).
	* unix/ Added the Windows configure script to the
	distribution file list, already shipping and the .m4
	files, but needed the configure script itself.
	* win/ Changed version number of DDE package in VC++
	makefile to use 1.1 instead of 1.0.

	* doc/open.n: Added documentation of \\.\comX notation for opening
	serial ports on Windows (alternative to comX:).
	* tests/ioCmd.test:
	* doc/open.n:
	* win/tclWinSerial.c: Applied patch from Rolf Schroedter to add
	-pollinterval option to fconfigure to modify the maxblocktime used
	in the fileevent polling. Added documentation and fixed the test
	case as well.
	* win/tclWinSock.c: Modified 8.1.0 version of the Win32 socket
	driver to move the handling of the socket event window in a
	separate thread.  It also turned out that Win95 & Win98 were, in
	some cases, getting multiple FD_ACCEPTs but only handling one.
	Added a count for the FD_ACCEPT to take care of this.  Tested on
	NT4 SP3, NT4 SP4, Win95, and Win98.
	[Bug: 2178 2256 2259 2329 2323 2355]

1999-07-21    <>

	* README: Small tweaks to clean up typos and wording.

1999-07-20  Melissa Hirschl  <>

	* generic/tclInitScript.h: 
	* unix/tclUnixInit.c: merged code with 8.0.5.  We now use an
	intermediate global tcl var "tclDefaultLibrary" to keep the
	"tcl_library" var from being set by the default value in the
	Makefile.  Also fixed a bug in which caused the value of
	TCL_LIBRARY env var to be ignored.
	* unix/tclWinInit.c: just updated some comments.

1999-07-19  Melissa Hirschl  <>

	* library/http2.1/http.tcl: updated -useragent text to say version

1999-07-16    <>

	* generic/tcl.decls:
	* generic/tclDecls.h:
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:  Add Tcl_SetNotifier to stub table.
	[Bug: 2364]
	* unix/aclocal.m4:
	* unix/tcl.m4:  Add check for Alpha/Linux to correct the IEEE
	floating flag to the compiler, should be -mieee.  Patch from Don
	* tools/ Change version number of .cnt file referenced
	in .HPJ file.

1999-07-15    <>
	* tools/ Fixed naming of target files for Windows.

1999-07-14    <>

	* doc/re_syntax.n: Deleted sentence as suggested by Scott S.

1999-07-12    <>

	* doc/re_syntax.n: Removed two notes to myself (oops), cleaned
	up wording, fixed changebars, made two examples easier to read.

1999-07-11    <>

	* win/ Since the should continue to work
	while we're working out bugs/issues in the new TEA-style
	autoconf/configure/gmake build mechanism for Windows, the version
	numbers of the Tcl libraries need to remain in sync.  Modified the
	version numbers in the makefile to reflect the change to 8.2b1.

1999-07-09    <>

	the configure script so that substitutions get expanded before
	being placed in the Makefile.  The "d" portion for debug libraries
	and DLLs was not being set properly.
1999-07-08    <>

	* tests/string.test: 
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c: Fixed bug in string range bounds checking

1999-07-08  Jennifer Hom  <>

	* doc/tcltest.n:
	* library/tcltest1.0/tcltest.tcl: Removed -asidefromdir and
	-relateddir flags, removed unused ::tcltest::dotests proc, cleaned
	up implementation of core file checking, and fixed the code that
	checks for 1-letter flag abbreviations.

1999-07-08    <>

	* win/ Added tcltest target so runtest works
	properly.  Added missing names to the clean/distclean targets.

	* tests/reg.test: 
	* generic/rege_dfa.c: Applied fix supplied by Henry Spencer for
	bug in DFA state caching under lookahead conditions.  [Bug: 2318]

1999-07-07    <>

	* doc/fconfigure.n: Clarified default buffering behavior for the
	standard channels. [Bug: 2335]

1999-07-06    <>

	* win/tclWinSerial.c:  New implementation of serial port driver
	from Rolf Shroedter ( that allows more than
	one byte to be read from the port.  Implemented using polling
	instead of threads, there is a max. 10ms latency between checking the
	port for file events.  [Bug: 1980 2217]

1999-07-06    <>

	* library/http2.0/http.tcl: Fixed the -timeout option so it
	handles timeouts that occur during connection attempts to
	hosts that are down (the only case that really matters!)

1999-07-03    <>

	* doc/ChnlStack.3:
	* generic/tcl.decls:
	* generic/tclIO.c: Added a new variant of the "Trf patch"
	from Andreas Kupres that adds new C APIs Tcl_StackChannel,
	Tcl_UnstackChannel, and Tcl_GetStackedChannel.

1999-07-03    <>

	* generic/tclNotify.c:
	* unix/tclUnixNotfy.c:
	* unix/tclXtTest.c:
	* unix/tclXtNotify.c:
	* win/tclWinNotify.c:
	* mac/tclMacNotify.c: Added Tcl_SetNotifier and the associated
	hook points in the notifiers to be able to replace the notifier
	calls at runtime  The Xt notifier and test program use this hook.

1999-07-03    <>

	* generic/tclParse.c: Changed parsing of variable names to
	allow empty array names.  Now "$(foo)" is a variable reference!
	Previous you had to use something like $::(foo), which is slower.
	This change is requested by Jean-Luc Fontaine for his STOOOP

1999-07-01    <>

	* generic/tclCmdAH.c:
	* generic/tclFCmd.c: Call TclStat instead of TclpStat in order to
	allow Tcl_Stat hooks to work properly.

1999-06-29  Jennifer Hom  <>

	* library/tcltest1.0/pkgIndex.tcl:
	* library/tcltest1.0/tcltest.tcl:
	* doc/tcltest.n:
	* tests/all.tcl: Added -preservecore, -limitconstraints, -help,
	-file, -notfile, -relateddir and -asidefromdir flags to the
	tcltest package along with exported proc
	::tcltest::getMatchingFiles.  The documentation was modified to
	match and all.tcl was modified to use the new functionality
	instead of implementing -file itself. 

1999-06-28    <>

	* generic/tclIndexObj.c:
	* doc/GetIndex.3:
	* tests/binary.test:
	* tests/winDde.test: Applied patch from Peter Hardie (with
	changes) to fix problem with Tcl_GetIndexFromObj() when the key
	being passed is the empty string.  It used to match "" and return
	TCL_OK, but it should have returned TCL_ERROR instead.  Added test
	case to "binary" and "dde" commands to check the behavior.  Added
	documentation note as well.

1999-06-26    <>

	* win/tclWinDde.c: Applied patch from Peter Hardie to add poke
	command to dde.  Also rev'd version of dde package to 1.1.
	[Bug: 1738]

1999-06-25  Jennifer Hom  <>

	* unix/
	* win/
	* library/tcltest1.0/pkgIndex.tcl:
	* library/tcltest1.0/tcltest.tcl:
	* library/tcltest1.0: Added initial implementation of the Tcl test
	harness package.  This package was based on the defs.tcl file that
	was part of the tests directory. Reversed the way that tests were
	evaluated to fix a problem with false passes.

	* doc/tcltest.n: Added documentation for the tcltest package.

	* tests/README:
	* tests/defs.tcl:
	* tests/all.tcl: Modified all test files (tests/*.test) and
	all.tcl to use the new tcltest package and removed references to
	the defs.tcl file. Modified the README file to point to the man
	page for tcltest. 
1999-06-25    <>

	* tests/reg.test: 
	* generic/regexec.c: Fixed bugs in non-greedy quantifiers.

1999-06-23    <>

	* doc/re_syntax.n:
	* doc/switch.n:
	* doc/lsearch.n:
	* doc/RegExp.3:
	* doc/regexp.n:
	* doc/regsub.n: Moved information about syntax of 8.1 regular
	expressions from regexp(n) manpage into new re_syntax(n) page.
	Added pointers from other manpages to new re_syntax(n) page.

1999-06-23    <>

	* unix/ Changed install-doc to install-man.

	* tools/uniParse.tcl: 
	* tools/uniClass.tcl: 
	* tools/README: 
	* tests/string.test: 
	* generic/regc_locale.c: 
	* generic/tclUniData.c: 
	* generic/tclUtf.c: 
	* doc/string.n: Updated Unicode character tables to reflect latest
	Unicode 2.1 data.  Also rationalized "regexp" and "string is"
	definitions of character classes.

1999-06-21    <>

	* unix/tclUnixThrd.c (TclpThreadCreate): Fixed memory leak where
	thread attributes were not being released. [Bug: 2254]

1999-06-17    <>

	* tests/regexp.test: 
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c: 
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c: Changed to use new regexp interfaces.  Added
	-expanded, -line, -linestop, and -lineanchor switches to regsub.

	* doc/RegExp.3: Documented the new regexp interfaces and
	the compile/execute flags.
	* generic/tclTest.c: 
	* generic/tclRegexp.h:
	* generic/tclRegexp.c: 
	* generic/tcl.h: 
	* generic/tcl.decls: Renamed Tcl_RegExpMatchObj to
	Tcl_RegExpExecObj and added a new Tcl_RegExpMatchObj that is
	equivalent to Tcl_RegExpMatch.  Added public macros for the regexp
	compile/execute flags.  Changed to store either an object pointer
	or a string pointer in the TclRegexp structure.  Changed to avoid
	adding a reference to the object or copying the string.

	* generic/regcomp.c: lint

	* tests/reg.test: 
	* generic/regex.h: 
	* generic/regc_lex.c: Added REG_BOSONLY flag to allow Expect to
	iterate through a string an only find matches that start at the
	current position within the string.

1999-06-16  <>

	* unix/
	* unix/
	* unix/tcl.m4:
	* unix/aclocal.m4: Numerous build changes to make Tcl conform to the
	proposed TEA spec

1999-06-16  Melissa Hirschl  <>

	* generic/tclVar.c (Tcl_VariableObjCmd): fixed premature increment
	in loop that was causing out-of-bounds reads on array "varName".

1999-06-16    <>

	* tests/execute.test:
	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclExecuteByteCode): Fixed crash caused by
	a bug in INST_LOAD_SCALAR1 where the scalar index was read as
	a signed 1 byte value instead of unsigned.  [Bug: 2243]

1999-06-14  Melissa Hirschl  <>

	* doc/StringObj.3
	* test/stringObj.test
	* unix/
	* win/
	* win/
	* generic/tclStringObj.c:
	Merged String and Unicode object types.  Added new functions to
	the puplic API:  Tcl_NewUnicodeObj, Tcl_SetUnicodeObj,
	Tcl_GetUnicode, Tcl_GetUniChar, Tcl_GetCharLength, Tcl_GetRange,

1999-06-09    <>

	* generic/tclUnicodeObj.c: Lots of cleanup and simplification.
	Fixed several memory bugs.  Added TclAppendUnicodeToObj.  

	* generic/tclInt.h: Added declarations for various Unicode string

	* generic/tclRegexp.c: 
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c: Changed to use new Unicode string interfaces
	for better performance. 
	* generic/tclRegexp.h: 
	* generic/tclRegexp.c: 
	* generic/tcl.h: 
	* generic/tcl.decls: Added Tcl_RegExpMatchObj and
	Tcl_RegExpGetInfo calls to access lower level regexp API.  These
	features are needed by Expect.  This is a preliminary
	implementation pending final review and cleanup.

	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c:
	* tests/string.test: Fixed bug where string map failed on null

	* generic/regexec.c: 
	* unix/tclUnixNotfy.c: lint

	* tools/genStubs.tcl: Changed to always write output in LF mode.

1999-06-08    <>

	* win/tclWinSock.c: Rolled back to the 8.1.0 implementation
	because of serious problems with the new driver.  Basically no
	incoming socket connections would be reported to a server port.
	The 8.1.1 code needs to be redesigned and fixed correctly.

1999-06-07  Melissa Hirschl  <>

	* tests/string.test: 
	* generic/tclVar.c (Tcl_SetVar2Ex):
	* generic/tclStringObj.c (Tcl_AppendObjToObj):
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (Tcl_StringObjCmd): optimized the string
	index, string length, string range, and append command in cases
	where the object's internal rep is a bytearray.  Objects with
	other internal reps are converted to have the new unicode internal

	* unix/ 
	* win/ 
	* win/ 
	* tests/unicode.test: 
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclObj.c:
	* generic/tclUnicodeObj.c: added a new object type to store the
	unicode representation of a string.

	* generic/tclTestObj.c: added the objtype option to the testobj
	command.  This option returns the name of the type of internal rep
	an object has.

1999-06-04    <>

	* win/ 
	* win/ Windows build now handles static/dynamic
	debug/nodebug builds and supports the standard targets using
	Cygwin user tools plus GNU make and autoconf.

1999-06-03    <>

	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (Tcl_StringObjCmd): 
	* tests/string.test: Fixed bug where string equal/compare -nocase
	reported wrong result on null strings. [Bug: 2138]

1999-06-02    <>

	* generic/tclUtf.c (Tcl_UtfNcasecmp): Fixed incorrect computation
	of relative ordering. [Bug: 2135]

1999-06-01    <>

	* unix/ Fixed various small patches
	submitted by Jan Nijtmans. [Bug: 2121]

	* tests/reg.test: 
	* generic/regc_color.c: 
	* generic/regc_cvec.c: 
	* generic/regc_lex.c: 
	* generic/regc_locale.c: 
	* generic/regc_nfa.c: 
	* generic/regcomp.c: 
	* generic/regcustom.h: 
	* generic/rege_dfa.c: 
	* generic/regerror.c: 
	* generic/regerrs.h: 
	* generic/regex.h: 
	* generic/regexec.c: 
	* generic/regfree.c: 
	* generic/regfronts.c: 
	* generic/regguts.h: 
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c: 
	* generic/tclRegexp.c: 
	* generic/tclRegexp.h: 
	* generic/tclTest.c: Applied Henry Spencer's latest regexp patches
	that fix an infinite loop bug and add support for testing whether
	a string could match with additional input.  [Bug: 2117]

1999-05-28    <>

	* generic/tclObj.c: Changed to eliminate use of isupper/tolower in
	favor of the Unicode versions.

	* win/
	* win/ Added preliminary TEA implementation.

	* win/tclWinDde.c: Fixed bug where dde calls were being passed an
	invalid dde handle because Initialize had not been called.
	[Bug: 2124]

1999-05-26    <>

	* generic/tclThreadTest.c: Fixed race condition in testthread
	code that showed up in the WinNT test suite intermittently.

	* win/tclWinSock.c: Fixed a hang in the WinNT socket driver, wake
	up the socket thread every 100ms to check for events on the
	sockets that did not wake up the thread (race condition).

1999-05-24    <>

	* tools/genStubs.tcl: Changed to allow a list of platforms instead
	of just one at a time.

	* generic/tcl.decls: 
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c: 
	* generic/tclDecls.h: 
	* generic/tclInt.decls: 
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h: 
	* generic/tclPort.h: 
	* generic/tclStubInit.c: 
	* generic/tclStubLib.c: Various header file related changes and other
	lint to try to get the Mac builds working.

1999-05-21    <>

	* win/tclWinPipe.c: Fix bug when launching on
	Win95/98.  Need to wait for the procInfo.hProcess of the process that
	was created, not the hProcess of the current process.  [Bug: 2105]

1999-05-20    <>

	* library/init.tcl: Add the directory where the executable is, and
	the ../lib directory relative to that, to the auto_path variable.
1999-05-19    <>

	Merged in various changes submitted by Jeff Hobbs:
	* generic/tcl.decls: 
	* generic/tclUtf.c: Added Tcl_UniCharIs* functions for control,
	graph, print, and punct classes.

	* generic/tclUtil.c:
	* doc/StrMatch.3: Added Tcl_StringCaseMatch() implementation to
	support case-insensitive globbing.
	* doc/string.n: 
	* unix/mkLinks: 
	* tests/string.test: 
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c: Added additional character class tests,
	added -nocase switch to "string match", changed string first/last
	to use offsets.

1999-05-19    <>

	* generic/tcl.h: Add extern "C" block around entire header file for
	C++ compilers to fix linkage issues.  Submitted by Don Porter and
	Paul Duffin.

	* generic/tclRegexp.c: Fix bug when the regexp cache is empty
	and an empty pattern is used in regexp ( such as {} or "" ).

1999-05-18    <>

	* win/tclWinChan.c: Modified initialization code to avoid
	inherenting closed or invalid channels.  If the standard input is
	anything other than a console, file, serial port, or pipe, then we
	fall back to the standard Tk window console.

1999-05-14    <>

	* generic/tclCmdAH.c (Tcl_ForObjCmd): Fixed crash caused by
	failure to reset the result before evaluating the test

1999-05-14    <>

	* generic/tclBasic.c (Tcl_CreateInterp): Added introspection
	variable for threaded interps.  If the interp was compiled with
	threads enabled, the tcl_platform(threaded) variable will exist.

1999-05-14    <>

	* generic/tclDate.c: Applied patch to fix 100-year and 400-year
	boundaries in leap year code, from Isaac Hollander.  [Bug: 2066]

1999-05-13    <>

	* unix/
	* unix/tclAppInit.c: Minor cleanup related to Xt notifier.
	* unix/tclUnixInit.c (TclpSetInitialEncodings): Tcl now looks for
	an encoding subfield in the LANG/LC_ALL variables in cases where
	the locale is not found in the locale table.  Ensure that
	setlocale() is called at least once so X11 will initialize
	properly.  Also, forces the LC_NUMERIC locale to be "C" so numeric
	processing in scripts is not affected by the current locale
	setting. [Bug: 1989]

	* generic/tclRegexp.c: Increased per-thread regexp cache to 30
	slots.  This seems to be about the right number for larger
	applications like exmh.  [Bug: 1063]

1999-05-12    <>

	* doc/tclsh.1: Updated references to rc script names to accurately
	reflect the platform differences on Windows.

	* tests/regexp.test: 
	* generic/tclInt.h: 
	* generic/tclBasic.c: 
	* generic/tclRegexp.h:
	* generic/tclRegexp.c: Replaced the per-interpreter regexp cache
	with a per-thread cache.  Changed the Regexp object to take
	advantage of this extra cache.  Added a reference count to the
	TclRegexp type so regexps can be shared by multiple objects.
	Removed the per-interp regexp cache from the interpreter.  Now
	regexps can be used with no need for an interpreter. [Bug: 1063]

	* win/tclWinInit.c (TclpSetVariables): Avoid calling GetUserName
	if the value can be determined from the USERNAME environment
	variable.  GetUserName is very slow.

1999-05-07    <>

	* win/winDumpExts.c: 
	* win/ Removed incorrect patch. [Bug: 1998]
	* generic/tcl.decls: Replaced const with CONST.

	* generic/tclResult.c (Tcl_AppendResultVA): 
	* generic/tclStringObj.c (Tcl_AppendStringsToObjVA): Fixed to copy
	arglist using memcpy instead of assignment so it works properly on
	OS/390. [Bug: 1997]

	* generic/tclLoadNone.c: Updated to use current interfaces, added
	TclpUnloadFile. [Bug: 2003]

	* win/winDumpExts.c: 
	* win/ Changed to emit library name in defs
	file. [Bug: 1998]

	* unix/ Added fix for OS/390. [Bug: 1976]

1999-05-06    <>

	* tests/string.test: 
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c: 
	* doc/string.n: Fixed bug in string equal/compare code when using
	-length option.  Cleaned up docs a bit more.

	* tests/http.test: Unset "data" array before running tests to
	avoid failures due to previous tests.

	* doc/string.n: 
	* tests/cmdIL.test: 
	* tests/cmdMZ.test: 
	* tests/error.test: 
	* tests/ioCmd.test: 
	* tests/lindex.test: 
	* tests/linsert.test: 
	* tests/lrange.test: 
	* tests/lreplace.test: 
	* tests/string.test: 
	* tests/cmdIL.test: 
	* generic/tclUtil.c: 
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c: Replaced "string icompare/iequal" with
	-nocase and -length switches to "string compare/equal".  Added a
	-nocase option to "string map".  Changed index syntax to allow
	integer or end?-integer? instead of a full expression.  This is
	much simpler with safeTcl scripts since it avoids double
	substitution issues.

	* doc/Utf.3: 
	* generic/tclStubInit.c: 
	* generic/tclDecls.h: 
	* generic/tclUtf.c:
	* generic/tcl.decls: Added Tcl_UtfNcmp and Tcl_UtfNcasecmp.

1999-05-05    <>

	* win/ Added encoding directory to install-libraries

1999-05-03    <>

	* doc/string.n: 
	* tests/cmdMZ.test: 
	* tests/string.test: 
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (Tcl_StringObjCmd): Changed "string length"
	to avoid regenerating the string rep of a ByteArray object.
	* tests/cmdIL.test: 
	* tests/cmdMZ.test: 
	* tests/error.test: 
	* tests/lindex.test:
	* tests/linsert.test: 
	* tests/lrange.test: 
	* tests/lreplace.test: 
	* tests/string.test: 
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (Tcl_StringObjCmd): 
	* generic/tclUtil.c (TclGetIntForIndex): Applied Jeff Hobbs's
	string patch which includes the following changes [Bug: 1845]:
	    - string compare now takes optional length arg (for strncmp
            - added string equal (just a few lines of code blended
                in with string compare)
            - added string icompare/iequal for case-insensitive comparisons
            - string index's index can now be ?end[+-]?expression
                I made this change in the private TclGetIntForIndex,
                which means that the list commands also benefit, as
                well as string range, et al.
            - added [string repeat string count]
                Repeats given string  number of times
            - added string replace, string equiv to lreplace
              (quasi opposite of string range):
                        string replace first last ?string?
                Example of use, replacing end of string with ...
                should the string be more than 16 chars long:
                        string replace $string 16 end "..."
                This just returns the string len < 16, so it
                will only affect the long strings.
            - added optional first and last args to string to*
                This allows you to just affect certain regions of
                a string with the command (like just capping the
                first letter).  I found the original totitle to
                be too draconian to be useful.
            - added [string map charMap string]
                where charMap is a {from to from to} list that equates to
                what one might get from [array get].  Each  and 
                can be multiple chars (or none at all).  For Tcl/CGI users,
                this is a MAJOR speed booster.
	* generic/tclParse.c (Tcl_ParseCommand): Changed to avoid
	modifying eval'ed strings that are already null terminated.
	[Bug: 1793] 

	* tests/binary.test: 
	* generic/tclBinary.c (DupByteArrayInternalRep): Fixed bug where
	type was not being set in duplicated object. [Bug: 1975, 2047]

1999-04-30    <>
	* Changed version to 8.1.1.
1999-04-30    <>

	* Merged changes from 8.1.0 branch:

	* generic/tclParse.c: Fixed memory leak in CommandComplete.

	* generic/tclPlatDecls.h: 
	* generic/tclIntPlatDecls.h: 
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h: 
	* generic/tclDecls.h: 
	* tools/genStubs.tcl: Added 'extern "C" {}' block around the stub
	table pointer declaration so the stub library can be used from
	C++. [Bug: 1934]

	* Lots of documentation and other release engineering fixes.

1999-04-28    <>

	* mac/tclMacResource.c: 
	* generic/tclListObj.c: 
	* generic/tclObj.c: 
	* generic/tclStringObj.c: Changed to avoid freeing the string
	representation before freeing the internal rep.  This helps with
	debugging since the string rep will still be valid when the free
	proc is invoked.

1999-04-27    <>

	* generic/tclLiteral.c (TclHideLiteral): Fixed so hidden literals
	get duplicated to avoid accidental sharing in the global object

1999-04-23    <>

	* generic/tclStubInit.c: 
	* tools/genStubs.tcl: Changed to avoid the need for forward
	declarations in stub initializers.

1999-04-23    <>

	* library/encoding/koi8-r.enc:
	* tools/encoding/koi8-r.txt: Added support for the koi8-r Cyrillic
	encoding. [Bug: 1771]

1999-04-22    <>

	* win/tclWinFCmd.c:
	* win/tclWin32Dll.c: Changed uses of "try" to "__try", since that
	is the actual keyword.  This eliminates the need for some -D flags
	from the makefile.

	* generic/tclPort.h: Added include of tcl.h since it defines
	various Windows macros that are needed before deciding which
	platform porting file to use.

	* generic/tclEvent.c: lint

	* win/tclWinInit.c (TclpInitPlatform): Added call to TclWinInit
	when building a static library since DllMain will not be invoked.
	This could break old code that explicitly called TclWinInit, but
	should be simpler in the long run.

1999-04-22  Scott Stanton  <>

	* generic/tclInt.h: 
	* generic/tclInt.decls: 
	* generic/tclCompile.c: Added TclSetByteCodeFromAny that takes a
	hook procedure to invoke after compilation but before the byte
	codes are emitted.  This makes it possible to do postprocessing on
	the compiled byte codes before the ByteCode is generated.

	* generic/tclLiteral.c: Added TclHideLiteral and TclAddLiteralObj
	to make it possible to create local unshared literal objects.
	* win/tclWinInit.c:
	* unix/tclUnixInit.c: Changed initial search path to match that
	found used by tcl_findLibrary.

1999-04-22    <>

	* win/tclWinPort.h:
	* win/tclWinSock.c: Added code to use WinSock 2.0 API on NT to
	avoid creating a window to handle sockets.  API not available on
	Win95 and needs to be fixed on Win98, until then continue to use
	the older (window-based) scheme on those two OSes.
1999-04-15    <>

	* Merged 8.1 back into the main trunk

1999-04-13    <>

	* library/encoding/gb2312.enc:
	* library/encoding/euc-cn.enc:
	* tools/encoding/gb2312.txt:
	* tools/encoding/cp950.txt:
	* tools/encoding/Makefile: Restored the double byte definition of
	GB2312 and added the EUC-CN encoding.  EUC-CN is a variant of
	GB2312 that shifts the characters into bytes with the high bit set
	and includes ASCII as a subset. [Bug: 632]

1999-04-13    <>

	* win/tclWinSock.c: Apply patch to allow write access to a socket
	if FD_WRITE is sent but FD_CONNECT is not.  Some strange problem
	with either Win32 or a socket driver.  [Bug: 1664 1776]

1999-04-09    <>

	* unix/tclUnixNotfy.c: Fixed notifier deadlock situation when the
	pipe used to talk back notifier thread is filled with data.  When
	calling the write() function to feed data down that pipe, unlock
	the notifierMutex to allow the notifier to wake up again.  Found
	as a result of the focus.test for Tk hanging. [Bug: 1700]

1999-04-06    <>

	* tests/unixNotfy.test: Fixed hang in tests when built with thread

	* tests/httpold.test: Fixed broken test that didn't wait long
	enough for events to arrive.

	* tests/unixInit.test: Fixed race condition in test.
	* tests/unixInit.test: 
	* tests/fileName.test: Minor test nits.

	* unix/tclUnixInit.c (TclpSetInitialEncodings): Fixed bad initial
	encoding string.

1999-04-06    <>

	* generic/tclVar.c: 
	* generic/tclEnv.c: Moved the "array set" C level code into a
	common routine (TclArraySet).  The TclSetupEnv routine now uses
	this API to create an env array w/ no elements.

	* generic/tclEnv.c:
	* generic/tclWinInit.h:
	* generic/tclUnixInit.h:
	* generic/tclInt.h: Made the Env module I18N compliant.  Changed the
	FindVariable routine to TclpFindVariable, that now does a case
	insensitive string comparison on Windows, and not on UNIX. [Bug:
	1299, 1500]

1999-04-05    <>

	* tests/io.test: Minor test cleanup.

	* generic/tclEncoding.c (Tcl_CreateEncoding): Minor lint to make
	it easier to compile on Digital-unix. [Bug: 1659]

	* unix/ 
	* unix/tclUnixPort.h: Applied patch for OS/390 to handle lack of
	sys/param.h. [Bug: 1725]

	* unix/ Fixed BSD/OS 4.* configuration to support
	shared libraries properly. [Bug: 1730]
1999-04-05    <>

	* win/tclWinDde.c: decrease timeout value for DDE calls to 30k
	[Bug: 1639]

	* generic/tcl.decls:
	* generic/tcl.h:
	* generic/tclDecls.h:
	* generic/tclInt.decls:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:
	* generic/tclUtil.c: Added more functions to the Tcl stubs table,
	including all Tcl_ functions not already in it (except Cmd
	functions) and Tcl_GetCwd() and Tcl_Chdir() (new functions).
	* tests/safe.test:
	* doc/safe.n:
	* generic/tclBasic.c:
	* library/safe.tcl: The encoding command is not safe as-is, so
	create a safe alias to mask out the "encoding system <name>" but
	allow all other uses including "encoding system". Added test cases
	and updated the man page for Safe Tcl.

1999-04-05    <>

	* tests/winTime.test: 
	* win/tclWinTime.c: Fixed crash in clock command that occurred
	when manipulating negative time values in timezones east of
	GMT. [Bug: 1142, 1458]
	* tests/platform.test: 
	* tests/fileName.test: Fixed broken tests.
	* generic/tclFileName.c: Moved global regexps into thread local

	* tests/socket.test: Changed so tests don't reuse sockets,
	since Windows is slow to release sockets.

	* win/tclWinConsole.c: 
	* win/tclWinPipe.c: 
	* win/tclWinSerial.c: Fixed race condition where background
	threads were terminated while they still held a lock in the

1999-04-02    <>

	* tests/http.test: Fixed bad test initialization code.

	* generic/tclThreadTest.c (ThreadExitProc): Fixed bug where static
	memory was being returned instead of a dynamically allocated
	result in error cases.

1999-04-02    <>

	* doc/dde.n:
	* tools/
	* win/
	* win/pkgIndex.tcl:
	* win/tclWinDde.c:  Add new DDE package, code removed from Tk now
	separated into its own package.  Changed DDE-based send code into
	"dde eval" command.  Can be loaded into tclsh (not just wish).
	Windows only.

1999-04-02    <>

	* tests/expr.test: 
	* tests/for-old.test: 
	* tests/for.test: 
	* tests/foreach.test: 
	* tests/format.test: 
	* tests/httpold.test: 
	* tests/if.test: 
	* tests/init.test: 
	* tests/interp.test: 
	* tests/while.test:  Added some tests for known bugs (marked with
	knownBug constraint), and cleaned up a few bad tests.

	* generic/regc_locale.c: 
	* generic/regcustom.h: 
	* generic/tcl.decls: 
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c: 
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c: 
	* generic/tclInt.h: 
	* generic/tclRegexp.c: 
	* generic/tclScan.c: 
	* generic/tclTest.c:
	* generic/tclUtf.c: 
	* win/tclWinFCmd.c: 
	* win/tclWinFile.c: Made various Unicode utility functions
	public. The following functions were made public and added to the
	stubs table: 
		Tcl_UtfToUniCharDString, Tcl_UniCharToUtfDString,
		Tcl_UniCharLen, Tcl_UniCharNcmp, Tcl_UniCharIsAlnum,
		Tcl_UniCharIsAlpha, Tcl_UniCharIsDigit, Tcl_UniCharIsLower,
		Tcl_UniCharIsSpace, Tcl_UniCharIsUpper, Tcl_UniCharIsWordChar

1999-04-01    <>

	* tests/registry.test: 
	* win/tclWinReg.c: Internationalized the registry code.  It now
	uses Unicode interfaces on NT. [Bug: 1197]

	* tests/parse.test: 
	* generic/tclParse.c: Fixed crash due to multiple frees in parser
	during error cleanup when parsing commands with more tokens than
	will fit in the static area of the parse structure. [Bug: 1681]

	* generic/tclInt.h: Removed duplicate declarations.

	* generic/tclInt.decls: 
	* generic/tcl.decls: Added Tcl_WinUtfToTChar and Tcl_WinTCharToUtf
	to the tclPlat table.

1999-04-01    <>

	* generic/tcl.decls:
	* generic/tcl.h:
	* generic/tclBasic.c:
	* generic/tclDecls.h:
	* generic/StubInit.c:
	* tools/genStubs.tcl:
	* unix/
	* win/ Applied patch from Jan Nijtmans to fix Ultrix
	multiple symbol definition problem.  Now, even Tcl includes a copy
	of the Tcl stub library.  Also fixed TCL_MEM_DEBUG mode (for Tk).

1999-03-31    <>

	* win/tclWinConsole.c: WinNT has a bug when reading a single
	character from the console.  Rewrote the code for the console to
	read an entire line at a time using the reader thread.

1999-03-30    <>

	* unix/ Removed trailing backslash that broke the
	"depend" target.

	* unix/tclUnixInit.c (TclpSetInitialEncodings): Changed to avoid
	calling setlocale().  We now look directly at env(LANG) and
	env(LC_CTYPE) instead. [Bug: 1636]

	* generic/tclFileName.c: 
	* generic/tclDecls.h: 
	* generic/tcl.decls: Removed CONST from Tcl_JoinPath and
	Tcl_TranslateFileName because it changes the signature of
	Tcl_JoinPath in an incompatible manner.

	* generic/tclInt.h: 
	* generic/tclLoad.c (TclFinalizeLoad): 
	* generic/tclEvent.c (Tcl_Finalize): Defer unloading of loadable
	modules until all exit handlers have been invoked.
	[Bug: 998, 1273, 1573, 1593]

1999-03-29    <>

	* generic/tclFileName.c: 
	* generic/tclDecls.h: 
	* generic/tcl.decls: Added CONST to Tcl_JoinPath and

1999-03-29    <>

	* tools/genStubs.tcl:
	* unix/
	* unix/
	* win/
	* generic/tcl.h:
	* generic/tclBasic.c:
	* generic/tclDecls.h:
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:
	* generic/tclPlatDecls.h:
	* generic/tclIntPlatDecls.h: Removed the stub functions and
	changed the stub macros to just use the name without params. Pass
	&tclStubs into the interp (don't use tclStubsPtr because of
	collisions with the stubs on Solaris).
1999-03-27    <>

	* win/makefile.bc: Removed makefile for Borland compiler, no
	longer supported.

1999-03-26    <>

	* win/tclWinSerial.c:
	* win/tclWinConsole.c:
	* win/tclWinPipe.c: Don't close the Win32 handle for a channel if
	it's a stdio handle (GetStdHandle()) during shutdown of a thread
	to prevent it from destroying the stdio of other threads.

1999-03-26    <>

	* unix/
	--nameble-shared is now the default and build Tcl as a shared
	library; specify --disable-shared to build a static Tcl library
	and shell.

1999-03-25    <>

	* tests/interp.test: 
	* generic/tclInterp.c (AliasObjCmd): Changed so aliases are
	invoked at current scope in the target interpreter instead of at
	the global scope.  This was an incompatibility introduced in 8.1
	that is being removed. [Bug: 1153, 1556]
	* library/encoding/big5.enc:
	* library/encoding/gb2312.enc:
	* tools/encoding/big5.enc:
	* tools/encoding/gb2312.enc: Added ASCII to big5 and gb2312
	encodings. [Bug: 632]
	* generic/tclPkg.c (Tcl_PkgRequireEx): Fixed broken clientData
	initialization in package code.

	* unix/ (dist): Added tcl.decls and tclInt.decls to
	source distribution. [Bug: 1571]

	* doc/Thread.3: Updated documentation of Tcl_MutexLock to indicate
	that the recursive locking behavior is undefined.  On Windows, it
	does not block, on Unix it deadlocks. [Bug: 1275]

1999-03-24    <>

	* tests/execute.test: 
	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclExecuteByteCode): Fixed expression code
	that incorrectly returned floating point values for integers if
	the internal rep happened to be a double.  Now we check to see if
	the object has a string rep that looks like an integer before
	using the double internal rep. [Bug: 1516]

1999-03-24    <>

	* generic/tclAlloc.c:
	* generic/tclEncoding.c:
	* generic/tclProc.c:
	* unix/tclUnixTime.c:
	* win/tclWinSerial.c: Fixed compilation warnings/errors for VC++
	5.0 and 6.0 and HP-UX native compiler without -Aa or -Ae. 
	[Bug: 1323 1518 1324 1583 1585 1586]

	* win/tclWinSock.c: Make sockets thread-safe on Windows. The
	current implementation uses windows to handle events on the
	socket, one for each thread (thread local storage). Previously,
	there was only one window shared between threads, which didn't
	work. [Bug: 1326]

1999-03-23    <>

	* tools/tcl.wse: Fixed file association to look in the right place
	for the wish icon. [Bug: 1544]

	* tests/winNotify.test: 
	* tests/ioCmd.test: 
	* tests/event.test: Changed to use new style conditionals.

	* tests/encoding.test: Fixed nonportable test.

	* unix/dltest/ 
	* unix/dltest/ Added missing DBGX macros. [Bug: 1564]

	* tests/winNotify.test: 
	* mac/tclMacNotify.c: 
	* win/tclWinNotify.c: 
	* unix/tclUnixNotfy.c:
	* generic/tclNotify.c: Added a new Tcl_ServiceModeHook interface
	that is invoked whenever the service mode changes.  This is needed
	to allow the Windows notifier to create a communication window the
	first time Tcl is about to enter an external modal event loop
	instead of at startup time.  This will avoid the various problems
	that people have been seeing where the system hangs when tclsh
	is running outside of the event loop. [Bug: 783]

	* generic/tclInt.h: 
	* generic/tcl.decls: Renamed TclpAlertNotifier back to
	Tcl_AlertNotifier since it is part of the public notifier driver

1999-03-23    <>

	* win/tclWinSerial.c: Fixed problem with fileevent on the serial
	port and nonblocking mode.  Gets no longer hangs, fileevents fire
	whenever there is any character data on the port.
	* tests/winConsole.test:
	* win/tclWinConsole.c: Fixed problem with fileevents and gets from
	a console stdin.  Previously, fileevents were firing before an
	entire line was available for reading, which meant that when you
	did a gets or read, it blocked (even in nonblocking mode). Now, it
	should work the same as Unix: fileevents fire when an entire line
	is ready, and gets and read do not block in non-blocking mode.
	Added an interactive test case to check for this.

1999-03-22    <>

	* tests/reg.test: 
	* generic/regc_color.c: Applied regexp bug fix from Henry Spencer.

1999-03-19    <>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c: Fixed the initialization of an array so that
 	the Sun 5.0 C compiler wouldn't complain.

	* unix/ Added support for --enable-64bit.  For now,
 	this is only supported on Solaris 7 64bit (SunOS 5.7) using the Sun 
	compiler (not gcc).
1999-03-18    <>

	* win/tclWinChan.c (TclpOpenFileChannel, Tcl_MakeFileChannel):
	Changed to only test for console or comm handles when the type is
	FILE_TYPE_CHAR to avoid useless tests on simple files.  Also
	reordered tests so consoles are tested first as this is more

	* win/ Regularized usage of mkd and rmd and rm.

	* library/encoding/shiftjis.enc: 
	* tools/encoding/shiftjis.txt: Missing/incorrect characters in
	shift-jis table. [Bug: 1008, 1526]

	* generic/tclInt.decls:
	* generic/tcl.decls: Eliminated use of "string" and "list" from
	argument lists to avoid conflicts with C++ STL. [Bug: 1181]

	* win/tclWinFile.c (TclpMatchFiles): Changed to ignore the
	FS_CASE_IS_PRESERVED bit and always return exactly what we get
	from the system.

1999-03-17    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* win/README.binary: 
	* win/README: 
	* unix/ 
	* generic/tcl.h: 
	* README: Updated version to 8.1b3.

1999-03-14    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* win/tclWinConsole.c: 
	* win/tclWinPipe.c: 
	* win/tclWinSerial.c: Changed so channel drivers wait for the
	reader/writer threads to exit before returning during a close
	operation.  This ensures that the main thread is the last thread
	to exit, so the process return value is set properly.

	* generic/tclIntDecls.h: 
	* generic/tclIntPlatDecls.h: 
	* generic/tclIntPlatStubs.c: 
	* generic/tclIntStubs.c: 
	* generic/tclPlatDecls.h: 
	* generic/tclPlatStubs.c: 
	* generic/tclStubInit.c: 
	* generic/tclStubs.c: Fixed bad eol characters.
	* generic/tclInt.decls: Changed "const" to "CONST" in
	declarations for better portability.

	* generic/tcl.decls: Renamed panic and panicVA to Tcl_Panic and
	Tcl_PanicVA in the stub files.

	* generic/tclInterp.c (Tcl_MakeSafe): Remove tcl_platform(user)
	from safe interps.

1999-03-11    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* unix/
	* unix/ Include compat files in the stub library in
	addition to the main library.  Compat files are now built for
	dynamic use in all cases.
	* generic/tcl.h: Changed magic number so it doesn't match the plus
	patch, at Jan's request.
	* unix/
	* unix/dltest/
	* unix/dltest/
	* unix/dltest/pkga.c:
	* unix/dltest/pkgb.c:
	* unix/dltest/pkgc.c:
	* unix/dltest/pkgd.c:
	* unix/dltest/pkge.c:
	* unix/dltest/pkgf.c: Changed package tests to build against the
	stubs library.

1999-03-10    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* generic/tcl.h: 
	* generic/tcl.decls: Changed Tcl_ReleaseType from an enum to
	macros so it can be used in .rc files.
	Added Tcl_GetString.

	* mac/tclMacNotify.c:
	* generic/tclNotify.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h: 
	* win/tclWinNotify.c: 
	* generic/tcl.h: Renamed Tcl_AlertNotifier to TclpAlertNotifier.

	* generic/tclInt.decls: Added TclWinAddProcess to make it possible
	for expect to use Tcl_WaitForPid().  This patch is from Gordon

	* mac/tclMacPort.h: 
	* win/tclWinInit.c: 
	* unix/tclUnixPort.h: 
	* generic/tclAsync.c: Added TclpAsyncMark to fix bug in async
	handling on Windows where async events don't wake up the event
	loop.  This patch comes from Gordon Chaffee.

	* generic/tcl.decls: Fixed declarations of reserved slots.
1999-03-10    <>

	* generic/tclCompile.h: Ensure that the ByteCode struct is binary
	compatible with the version in 8.0.6.

	* generic/tcl.h:
	* generic/tclBasic.c: Add Tcl_GetVersion() function to the public
	C API to allow programs to check the version number of the Tcl
	library at runtime.  Also added an enum to clarify the release
	level (alpha, beta, final).

1999-03-09    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* Integrated changes from Tcl 8.0 including:
		stubs mechanism
		configure patches from Jan Nijtmans
		rename of panic to Tcl_Panic
1999-03-08    <>

	* win/tclWin32Dll.c: Removed Dll instance from thread-local

1999-03-08    <stanton@GASPODE>
	* generic/tcl.h: Moved Tcl_Mutex, etc. macros above the inclusion
	of tclDecls.h to avoid macro conflicts.

	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/regc_color.c: 
	* generic/regcomp.c:
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c:
	* generic/tclCmdAH.c:
	* generic/tclIOCmd.c:
	* generic/tclParse.c:
	* generic/tclStringObj.c:
	* unix/tclUnixNotfy.c: Cleaned up various compiler warnings,
	eliminated UCHAR bugs.
	* unix/tclUnixNotfy.c:
	* unix/tclUnixThrd.c:
	* generic/tclThreadTest.c:
	* mac/tclMacThrd.c: Changed TclpCondition*() to Tcl_Condition*().

	* generic/tcl.decls:
	* generic/tcl.h:
	* generic/tclBasic.c: 
	* generic/tclDecls.h:
	* generic/tclInt.decls:
	* generic/tclInt.h: 
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:
	* generic/tclIntPlatDecls.h:
	* generic/tclIntPlatStubs.c:
	* generic/tclIntStubs.c:
	* generic/tclPlatDecls.h:
	* generic/tclPlatStubs.c:
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:
	* generic/tclStubLib.c:
	* generic/tclStubs.c:
	* tools/genStubs.tcl:
	* unix/
	* unix/
	* unix/
	* win/  
	* win/tclWinPort.h: Added Tcl stubs implementation.  There are
	now two new macros USE_TCL_STUBS and USE_TCL_STUB_PROCS that
	enable use of stubs and disable stub macros respectively.  All of
	the public and private function declarations from tcl.h and
	tclInt.h have moved into the *.decls files and the *Stubs.c and
	*Decls.h files are generated using the genStubs.tcl script.

	* unix/
	* unix/ 
	* unix/ldAix: Enhanced AIX shared library support.

	* win/tclWinSock.c: Removed a bunch of extraneous PASCAL FAR
	attributes from internal functions.

	* win/tclWinReg.c: Changed registry package to use stubs mechanism
	so it no longer depends on the specific version of Tcl.

	* doc/AddErrInfo.3: 
	* doc/Eval.3: 
	* doc/PkgRequire.3: 
	* doc/SetResult.3: 
	* doc/StringObj.3: 
	* generic/tcl.h:
	* generic/tclBasic.c: 
	* generic/tclPanic.c:
	* generic/tclStringObj.c:
	* generic/tclUtil.c:
	* unix/mkLinks: Added va_list versions of all VARARGS
	functions so they can be invoked from the stub functions.

	* doc/package.n: 
	* doc/PkgRequire.3: 
	* generic/tclPkg.c: Added Tcl_PkgProvideEx, Tcl_RequireEx,
	Tcl_PresentEx, and Tcl_PkgPresent.  Added "package present"

	* generic/tclFileName.c: 
	* mac/tclMacFile.c: 
	* mac/tclMacShLib.exp: 
	* unix/tclUnixFile.c: 
	* win/tclWinFile.c: Changed so TclGetUserHome is defined on
	all platforms, even though it is currently a noop on mac and
	windows, and renamed it to TclpGetUserHome.

	* generic/tclPanic.c:
	* generic/panic.c: Renamed panic to Tcl_Panic.
1999-02-25    <>

	* win/ Added tclWinConsole.c and tclWinSerial.c
	* win/tclWinConsole.c: New code to properly deal with fileevents
	and nonblocking mode on consoles.
	* win/tclWinSerial.c: New code to properly deal with fileevents
	and nonblocking mode on serial ports.

	* win/tclWinPipe.c: 
	* win/tclWinPort.h: Exported functions to allow creation of pipe
	channels from tclWinChan.c

	* win/tclWinChan.c: Check the type of a channel, including for the
	standard (stdin/stdout/stderr), and use the correct channel type
	to create the channel (file, serial, console, or pipe).

1999-02-11    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* generic/tcl.h: 
	* win/README.binary: 
	* win/README: 
	* unix/ 
	* mac/README: Updated version numbers to 8.1b2.

1999-02-10    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* library/auto.tcl: Fixed auto_mkindex so it handles .tbc files.
	Did some general cleanup to handle bad eval statements that didn't
	use "list".

	* unix/mkLinks:
	* doc/SetVar.3:
	* generic/tcl.h:
	* generic/tclVar.c: Restored Tcl_ObjGetVar2 and Tcl_ObjSetVar2
	from 8.0. Renamed Tcl_Get/SetObjVar2 to Tcl_GetVar2Ex and

1999-02-10    <stanton@GASPODE>


	* test/winPipe.test: Changed to remove echoArgs.tcl temporary file
	when done.
	* tests/cmdAH.test:
	* generic/tclFileName.c (TclGetExtension): Changed behavior so the
	split happens at the last period in the name instead of the first
	period of the last run of periods.  So, "foo..o" is split into
	"foo." and ".o" now. [Bug: 1126]
	* win/ Added better support for paths with spaces in
	the name. Added .lib and support .dlls to the install-binaries
	target.  Added generate of a pkgIndex.tcl script to the
	install-libraries target.

	* win/tclAppInit.c: 
	* unix/tclAppInit.c: 
	* mac/tclMacAppInit.c: 
	* generic/tclTest.c: Changed some EXTERN declarations to extern
	since they are not defining exported interfaces.  This avoids
	generating useless declspec() attributes and makes the windows
	makefile simpler.

	* generic/tcl.h: Moved Tcl_AppInit declaration to end and cleared
	out TCL_STORAGE_CLASS so it is not declared with a declspec().

	* tests/interp.test:
	* generic/tclInterp.c (DeleteAlias): Changed to use
	Tcl_DeleteCommandFromToken so we handle renames properly. This
	avoids senseless panic. [Bug: 736]

	* unix/tclUnixChan.c: 
	* win/tclWinSock.c: 
	* doc/socket.n: Applied Gordon Chaffee's patch to handle failures
	during asynchronous socket connection operations.  This adds a new
	"-error" fconfgure option to socket channels. [Bug: 893]

	* generic/tclProc.c:
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h: 
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c: 
	* generic/tclBasic.c: 
	* generic/tclVar.c: Applied patch from Viktor Dukhovni to
	rationalize TCL_LEAVE_ERR_MSG behavior when creating variables.
	* generic/tclVar.c: Fixed bug in namespace tail computation.
	Fixed bug where upvar could resurrect a namespace variable whose
	namespace had been deleted.

	* generic/tclCompile.c (TclCompileExprCmd): Eliminated yet another
	bogus optimization in expression compilation.

	* unix/ Added branch for BSD/OS-4* to shared library
	case statement. [Bug: 975]
	Fixed to correctly handle IRIX 6.5 n32 library support. [Bug: 1117]
	* win/winDumpExts.c: Patched to be pickier about stripping
	@'s. [Bug: 920]

	* library/http2.0/http.tcl: Added catch around eof test in
	CopyDone since the user may have already called http::reset.
	[Bug: 1108] 

	* unix/ Changed Linux and IRIX to set SHLIB_LIBS to
	LIBS so shared libraries are linked with the system
	libraries. [Bug: 1018]

	* generic/tclCompile.c (CompileExprWord): Fixed exception stack
	overflow bug caused by missing statement. [Bug: 928]

	* generic/tclIOCmd.c: 
	* generic/tclBasic.c: Objectified the "open" command. [Bug: 1113] 

	* generic/tclPosixStr.c (Tcl_ErrnoId, Tcl_ErrnoMsg): When using
	egcs, ENOTSUP and EOPNOTSUPP are the same, so now we handle that
	case. [Bug: 1137]

	* library/init.tcl: Various small changes requested by Jan Nijtmans.
	- If the variable $tcl_library contains the empty string, this
	empty string will be put in $auto_path. This is not useful at all,
	it only slows down later package processing.
	- If the variable tcl_pkgPath is not set, the "unset __dir"
	fails. Thich makes init.tcl totally unusable. Better put a "catch"
	around it. 
	- In the function tcl_findLibraries, the "string match" function
	only works correctly if $tcl_patchLevel is in one of the forms
	"?.?a?", "?.?b?" or "?.?.?". Could a "regexp" be used instead,
	then it allows anything to be appended to the patchLevel
	string. And it is more efficient.
	- The tclPkgSetup function assumes that if $type != "load" then
	the type must be "source". This needn't be true. Some users want
	to add their own setup types.
	[RFE: 1138] [Bug: 978]

	* win/tclWinReg.c: 
	* doc/registry.n: Added support for HKEY_PERFORMANCE_DATA and
	HKEY_DYN_DATA keys. [Bug: 1109]

	* win/tclWinInit.c (TclPlatformInit): Added code to ensure
	tcl_pkgPath is set to "" when no registry entry is found. [Bug: 978]

1999-02-01    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:
	* generic/tclCmdAH.c:
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c:
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c:
	* generic/tclExecute.c:
	* generic/tclHistory.c:
	* generic/tclIO.c:
	* generic/tclIOUtil.c:
	* generic/tclInterp.c:
	* generic/tclMain.c:
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:
	* generic/tclParse.c:
	* generic/tclProc.c:
	* generic/tclTest.c:
	* generic/tclTimer.c:
	* generic/tcl.h: Made eval interfaces compatible with 8.0 by
	renaming Tcl_EvalObj to Tcl_EvalObjEx, renaming Tcl_Eval2 to
	Tcl_EvalEx and restoring Tcl_EvalObj and Tcl_GlobalEvalObj
	interfaces so they match Tcl 8.0.

1999-01-28    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* Merged Tcl 8.0.5b1 changes.
	* generic/tclUtil.c (Tcl_DStringSetLength): Changed so the buffer
	overallocates in a manner similar to Tcl_DStringAppend.  This
	should improve performance for TclUniCharToUtfDString.

1998-12-11    === Tcl 8.1b1 Release ===
1998-12-10    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* Fixed lots of files that used TCL_THREAD instead of TCL_THREADS.
	* generic/tclEncoding.c (Tcl_FreeEncoding): Moved most of the code
	into a static FreeEncoding routine that does not grab the
	encodingMutex to avoid deadlocks/races when called from other
	routines that already have the mutex.

1998-12-09    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* library/msgcat1.0/msgcat.tcl: Fixed bad export list, fixed so
	all locale strings are converted to lower case, including file

	* generic/regcomp.c (makescan): Fixed bug in longest match case
	that caused anchored patterns to fail. [Bug: 897]

1998-12-08    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* library/msgcat1.0/msgcat.tcl: changed mc to invoke mcunknown in
	the calling context, changed locale lookups to be case insensitive

1998-12-07    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* generic/tclAlloc.c (TclpRealloc): Fixed a memory allocation bug
	where big blocks that were reallocated into a different heap
	location were not being placed into the bigBlocks list. [Bug: 933]

	* tests/msgcat.test: Added message catalog test suite.

	* library/msgcat1.0/msgcat.tcl: minor bug fixes, integrated latest
	changes from Mark Harrison.

1998-12-04    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* library/msgcat1.0/msgcat.tcl: Changed code to conform to Tcl
	coding standards.  Changed to use file join for portability.

	* library/msgcat1.0: Added initial implementaion of Tcl message
	catalog package contributed by Mark Harrison.

1998-12-03    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* win/tclWinPipe.c (BuildCommandLine): Fixed bug that kept
	arguments containing spaces from being properly quoted.

	* tests/defs: Changed so auto_path is set to only contain the Tcl
	library directory.  This keeps the tests from accidentally picking
	up stuff in installed packages. 

	* generic/tclUtil.c (Tcl_StringMatch): Changed to match 8.0
	behavior in corner case where there is no closing bracket.

1998-12-02    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* win/tclWinPipe.c (TclpCreateCommandChannel): Changed
	reader/writer threads to have THREAD_PRIORITY_HIGHEST so they will
	have a chance to run whenever there is something to do.

	* generic/tclIO.c (WriteBytes, WriteChars): Fixed so extraneous
	flushes do not happen in line mode.
	(TranslateOutputEOL): Made translation more efficient in line mode
	and fixed a buffer overflow bug in CRLF translation. [Bug: 887]

1998-12-02    <welch@SAGE>

	* Updated patchlevel to 8.1b1

1998-12-02    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* generic/regc_color.c (subcolor): Added check for error case to
	avoid an out of bounds array reference.

	* generic/tclCmdAH.c (Tcl_EncodingObjCmd): Changed to avoid using
	Tcl_DStringResult because it is not binary clean.

	* generic/tclParse.c (Tcl_ParseCommand): Fixed bug in comment
	parsing where a trailing comment looked like an incomplete

1998-12-02    <welch@SAGE>

	* Merged changes from 8.0.4, especially the new pkg_mkIndex

1998-12-01    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* generic/tclIO.c (Tcl_ReadChars): Added a call to UpdateInterest
	so we don't block when there is data sitting in the buffers.

	* generic/tclTest.c (TestevalobjvObjCmd): Updated for EvalObjv

	* tests/parse.test: Updated tests for EvalObjv change.

	* generic/tclParse.c (EvalObjv, Tcl_EvalObjv): Changed
	Tcl_EvalObjv interface to remove string and length arguments,
	preserved original interface as EvalObjv for internal use.

	* generic/tcl.h: Changed Tcl_EvalObjv interface to remove string
	and length arguments.

	* doc/Eval.3: Updated documentation for Tcl_EvalObjv to remove
	string and length arguments.

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileForeachCmd): Fixed code that
	corrupted the exceptDepth value in the compile environment when
	foreach failed to compile inline. [Bug: 884]

	* library/encoding/euc-kr.enc: 
	* library/encoding/ksc5601.enc: 
	* tools/encoding/ksc5601.txt: 
	* unix/tclUnixInit.c: Added support for Korean EUC. 

	* win/tclWinChan.c (TclpGetDefaultStdChannel): added check for a
	failure during Tcl_MakeFileChannel.

1998-11-30    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* unix/tclUnixNotfy.c (Tcl_WaitForEvent): Fixed hang that occurs
	when trying to close a pipe that is currently being waited on by
	the notifier thread. [Bug: 607]

	* unix/tclUnixFCmd.c (GetPermissionsAttribute): Increase size of
	returnString buffer to avoid overflow. [Bug: 584]

	* generic/tclThreadTest.c (TclThreadSend): Fixed memory leak due
	to use of TCL_VOLATILE instead of TCL_DYNAMIC.

	* generic/tclThread.c (TclRememberSyncObject): Fixed memory leak
	caused by failure to reuse condition variables.

	* unix/tclUnixNotfy.c: 	(Tcl_AlertNotifier, Tcl_WaitForEvent,
	NotifierThreadProc, Tcl_InitNotifier): Fixed race condition caused
	by incorrect use of condition variables when sending messages
	between threads.. [Bug: 607]

	* generic/tclTestObj.c (TeststringobjCmd): MAX_STRINGS was off by one
	so the strings array was too small.

	* generic/tclCkalloc.c (Tcl_DbCkfree): Moved mutex lock so
	ValidateMemory is done inside the mutex to avoid a race condition
	when validate_memory is enabled. [Bug: 880]

1998-11-23    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* regexec.c: more performance tuning from Henry Spencer.

1998-11-17    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* tclScan.c: moved "scan" implementation out of tclCmdMZ.c and
	added Unicode support.  This required a complete reimplementation
	of the command to avoid using scanf(), which isn't Unicode aware.
	Two new features were added in the process: %n to return the
	current number of characters consumed, and XPG3-style %n$ argument
	order specifiers similar to those provided by the "format"
	command. [Bug: 833]

	* tclAlloc.c: changed so allocated memory is always 8-byte aligned
	to improve memory performance and to ensure that it will work on
	systems that don't like accessing 4-byte aligned values
	(e.g. Solaris and HP-UX). [Bug: 834]

1998-11-06    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* tclVar.c (TclGetIndexedScalar): Fixed bug 796, var name was
	getting lost before being passed to CallTraces.

1998-10-21    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* added "encoding" command
	* Moved internal regexp declarations from tclInt.h to tclRegexp.h

	* integrated regexp updates from Henry Spencer

1998-10-15    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* tclUtf.c: added Unicode character table support

	* tclInt.h: added TclUniCharIsWordChar

	* tclCmdMZ.c (Tcl_StringObjCmd): added "totitle" subcommand,
	changed "wordend" and "wordstart" to properly handle Unicode word
	characters and connector punctuation

1998-10-05    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* auto.tcl, package.tcl: fixed SCCS strings

	* tclIndex: updated index to reflect 8.1 files

	* tclCompile.c (TclCompileScript): changed to avoid modifying the
	input string in place because name lookup operations could have
	arbitrary side effects

	* tclInterp.c: added guard against deleting current interpreter

	* tclMacFile.c, tclUnixFile.c, tclWinFile.c, tclFileName.c: added
	warnings around code that modifies strings in place

	* tclExecute.c: fixed off-by-one copying error, fixed merge bugs

	* tclEvent.c: changed so USE_TCLALLOC is tested for value instead
	of definition

	* tclCompCmds.c: replaced SCCS strings, added warnings around code
	that modifies strings in place

	* interp.test: added test for interp deleting itself

1998-09-30    <stanton@GASPODE>

	* fixed so TCL_LIBRARY is set before running tcltest

	* tclWin32Dll.c: removed TclpFinalize, cleanup of merges