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2007-12-31  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/dict.n: Clarified meaning of dictionary values following
	discussion on comp.lang.tcl.

2007-12-26  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c: More [lsort] data handling streamlines. The
	function MergeSort is gone, essentially inlined into Tcl_LsortObjCmd.
	It is not a straight inlining, two loops over all lists elements where
	merged in the process: the linked list elements are now built and
	merged into the temporary sublists in the same pass.

2007-12-25  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c: More [lsort] data handling streamlines. Extra
	mem reqs of latest patches removed, restored to previous mem profile.
	Improved -unique handling, now eliminating repeated elems immediately
	instead of marking them to avoid reinsertion at the end.

2007-12-23  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileRegexpCmd):	TCL_REG_NOSUB cannot
	* tests/regexp.test (regexp-22.2):		be used because it
	* tests/regexpComp.test:	[Bug 1857126]	disallows backrefs.

2007-12-21  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c: Speed patch for lsort. [Patch 1856994]

2007-12-21  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (Tcl_LsortObjCmd, Tcl_LsearchObjCmd): Avoid
	calling SelectObjFromSublist when there are no sublists.

2007-12-21  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (Tcl_LsortObjCmd): Preallocate a listObj of
	sufficient length for the sorted list instead of growing it. Second
	commit replaces calls to Tcl_ListObjAppenElement with direct access to
	the internal rep.

2007-12-19  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	*** 8.5.0 TAGGED FOR RELEASE ***

	* changes:		Updated for 8.5.0 release.

2007-12-19  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileSwitchCmd):	update switch -regexp
	* tests/switch.test-14.*:			compilation to pass
	the cflags to INST_REGEXP (changed on 12-07). Added tests for switch
	-regexp compilation (need more). [Bug 1854399]

2007-12-18  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* changes:		Updated for 8.5.0 release.

2007-12-18  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/regguts.h, generic/regc_color.c, generic/regc_nfa.c:
	Fixes for problems created when processing regular expressions that
	generate very large automata. An enormous number of thanks to Will
	Drewry <>, Tavis Ormandy <>,
	and Tom Lane <> from the Postgresql crowd for
	their help in tracking these problems down. [Bug 1810264]

2007-12-17  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* changes:		Updated for 8.5.0 release.

2007-12-17  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclAlloc.c:
	* generic/tclExecute.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclThreadAlloc.c: Fix alignment for memory returned by
	TclStackAlloc; insure that all memory allocators align to 16-byte
	boundaries on 64 bit platforms [Bug 1851832, 1851524]

2007-12-14  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIOUtil.c (FsAddMountsToGlobResult): fix the tail
	conversion of vfs mounts. [Bug 1602539]

	* win/README: updated notes

2007-12-14  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* tests/winFile.test: Fixed tests for win2k with long machine name

2007-12-14  Pat Thoyts <[email protected]>

	* win/nmakehlp.c:  Support compilation with MSVC9 for AMD64.
	* win/

2007-12-13  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/trace.n: Clarified documentation of enterstep and leavestep
	traces, including adding example. [Bug 614282, 1701540, 1755984]

2007-12-12  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* doc/IntObj.3:	Update docs for the Tcl_GetBignumAndClearObj() ->
	Tcl_TakeBignumFromObj() revision [TIP 298]. Added docs for the
	Tcl_InitBignumFromDouble() routine. [Bug 1446971]

	* changes:		Updated for 8.5.0 release.

2007-12-10  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclUtil.c (TclReToGlob): reduce escapes in conversion
	when not necessary

	* generic/tclInt.decls:	 move TclByteArrayMatch and TclReToGlob
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h: to tclInt.h from stubs.
	* generic/tclStubInit.c: Add flags var to TclByteArrayMatch for
	* generic/tclInt.h:	 future extensibility
	* generic/tcl.h:  define TCL_MATCH_EXACT doc for Tcl_StringCaseMatch.
	* doc/StrMatch.3: It is compatible with existing usage.
	* generic/tclExecute.c (INST_STR_MATCH): flag for TclByteArrayMatch
	* generic/tclUtil.c (TclByteArrayMatch, TclStringMatchObj):
	* generic/tclRegexp.c (Tcl_RegExpExecObj):
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (StringMatchCmd): Use TclStringMatchObj
	* tests/string.test (11.9.* 11.10.*): more tests

2007-12-10  Joe English	 <[email protected]>

	* doc/string.n, doc/UniCharIsAlpha.3: Fix markup errors.
	* doc/CrtCommand.3, doc/CrtMathFnc.3, doc/FileSystem.3,
	* doc/GetStdChan.3, doc/OpenFileChnl.3, doc/SetChanErr.3,
	* doc/eval.n, doc/filename.n: Consistency: Move "KEYWORDS" section
	after "SEE ALSO".

2007-12-10  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* tools/genStubs.tcl:		fix numerous issues handling 'macosx',
					'aqua' or 'x11' entries interleaved
					with 'unix' entries [Bug 1834288]; add
					genStubs::export command
					[Tk FR 1716117]; cleanup formatting.

	* generic/tcl.decls:		use new genstubs 'export' command to
	* generic/tclInt.decls:		mark exported symbols not in stubs
	* generic/tclTomMath.decls:	table [Tk FR 1716117]; cleanup

	* generic/tclDecls.h:		regen with new genStubs.tcl.
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:	[Bug 1834288]
	* generic/tclIntPlatDecls.h:
	* generic/tclPlatDecls.h:
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:

2007-12-09  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* tests/io.test, tests/chanio.test (io-73.1): Make sure to invalidate
	* generic/tclIO.c (SetChannelFromAny):	      internal rep only after
	validating channel rep. [Bug 1847044]

2007-12-08  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/expr.n, doc/mathop.n: Improved the documentation of the
	operators. [Bug 1823622]

	* generic/tclBasic.c (builtInCmds): Corrected list of hidden and
	* doc/interp.n (SAFE INTERPRETERS): exposed commands so that the
	documentation and reality now match. [Bug 1662436]

2007-12-07  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclExecuteByteCode INST_REGEXP):
	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileRegexpCmd): Pass correct RE
	compile flags at compile time, and use TCL_REG_NOSUB.

	* generic/tclIOCmd.c (FinalizeIOCmdTSD, Tcl_PutsObjCmd): cache
	stdout channel object for [puts $str] calls.

2007-12-06  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* README:	Remove mention of dead comp.lang.tcl.announce
	newsgroup. [Bug 1846433]

	* unix/README:	Mention the stub library created by `make` and warn
	about the effect of embedded paths in the installed binaries.
	Thanks to Larry Virden. [Bug 1794084]

	* doc/AddErrInfo.3:	Documentation for the new routines in TIP 270.
	* doc/Interp.3:
	* doc/StringObj.3:

2007-12-06  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* doc/namespace.n:	Documentation for zero-argument form of
	[namespace import] (TIP 261) [Bug 1596416]

2007-12-06  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.h: add TclGetChannelFromObj decl
	(TclMatchIsTrivial): simplify TclMatchIsTrivial to remove ] check.

2007-12-06  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c (Tcl_CreateInterp): Simplify the setting up of
	* generic/tclIOCmd.c (TclInitChanCmd):	 the [chan] ensemble. This
	* library/init.tcl:			 gets rid of quite a bit of
	code and makes it possible to understand the whole with less effort.

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileEnsemble): Ensure that the right
	number of tokens are copied. [Bug 1845320]

	* generic/tclNamesp.c (TclMakeEnsemble): Added missing release of a
	DString. [Bug 1845397]

2007-12-05  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIO.h:    Create Tcl_Obj for Tcl channels to reduce
	* generic/tclIO.c:    overhead in lookup by Tcl_GetChannel. New
	* generic/tclIOCmd.c: TclGetChannelFromObj for internal use.
	* generic/tclIO.c (WriteBytes, WriteChars): add opt check to avoid
	EOL translation when not linebuffered or using lf. [Bug 1845092]

2007-12-05  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* tests/stack.test: made the tests for stack overflow not care
	about which mechanism caused the error (interp's recursion limit
	or C-stack depth detector).

2007-12-05  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* win/configure, win/tcl.m4 (LIBS_GUI): mingw needs -lole32
	-loleaut32 but not msvc for Tk's [send]. [Bug 1844749]

2007-12-05  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (Tcl_LsearchObjCmd): Prevent shimmering crash
	when -exact and -integer/-real are mixed. [Bug 1844789]

2007-12-03  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixChan.c (CreateSocketAddress): Add extra #ifdef-fery to
	make code compile on BSD 5. [Bug 1618235, again]

2007-12-03  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* library/tcltest/tcltest.tcl:	Bump tcltest to version 2.3.0 so that
	* library/tcltest/pkgIndex.tcl: we release a stable tcltest with a
	* unix/	stable Tcl.
	* win/

2007-12-03  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* win/configure, win/tcl.m4 (LIBS_GUI): remove ole32.lib oleaut32.lib

2007-12-03  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileSwitchCmd): Adjusted the [switch]
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (Tcl_SwitchObjCmd):       command so that when
	passed two arguments, no check for options are performed. This is OK
	since in the two-arg case, detecting an option would definitely lead
	to a syntax error. [Patch 1836519]

2007-11-29  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* win/ add ws2_32.lib to baselibs
	* win/configure, win/tcl.m4: add ws2_32.lib / -lws2_32 to build.
	* win/tclWinSock.c: remove dyn loading of winsock, assume that it is
	always available now.

2007-11-29  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclWinSock.c (InitializeHostName):	Correct error in
	buffer length tracking. After gethostname() writes into a buffer,
	convert only the written string to internal encoding, not the whole

2007-11-28  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclConfig.c:	Corrected failure of the [::foo::pkgconfig]
	command to clean up registered configuration data when the query
	command is deleted from the interp. [Bug 983501]

	* generic/tclNamesp.c (Tcl_SetEnsembleMappingDict):	Added checks
	that the dict value passed in is in the format required to make the
	internals of ensembles work. [Bug 1436096]

	* generic/tclIO.c:	Simplify test and improve accuracy of error
	message in latest changes.

2007-11-28  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIO.c: -eofchar must support no eofchar.

2007-11-27  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c: remove unneeded call in Tcl_CreateInterp, add

2007-11-27  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* win/tclWinSock.c:	Add mising encoding conversion of the [info
	hostname] value from the system encoding to Tcl's internal encoding.

	* doc/chan.n:		"Fix" the limitation on channel -eofchar
	* doc/fconfigure.n:	values to single byte characters by
	* generic/tclIO.c:	documenting it and making it fail loudly.
	* tests/chan.test:	Thanks to Stuart Cassoff for contributing the
				fix. [Bug 800753]

2007-11-26  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* unix/tclUnixInit.c:
	* unix/tclUnixThrd.c: Fix stack checking via workaround for bug in
	glibc's pthread_attr_get_np, patch from [Bug 1815573]. Many thanks to
	Sergei Golovan (aka Teo) for detecting the bug and helping diagnose
	and develop the fix.

2007-11-24  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileDictAppendCmd): Fix bug in [dict
	append] compiler which caused strange stack corruption. [Bug 1837392]

2007-11-23  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIORChan.c: Fixed a problem with reflected channels. 'chan
	postevent' is defined to work only from within the interpreter
	containing the handler command. Sensible, we want only handler
	commands to use it. It identifies the channel by handle. The channel
	moves to a different interpreter or thread. The interpreter containing
	the handler command doesn't know the channel any longer. 'chan
	postevent' fails, not finding the channel any longer. Uhm.

	Fixed by creating a second per-interpreter channel table, just for
	reflected channels, where each interpreter remembers for which
	reflected channels it has the handler command. This info does not move
	with the channel itself. The table is updated by 'chan create', and
	used by 'chan postevent'.

	* tests/ioCmd.test: Updated the testsuite.

2007-11-23  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclVar.c (Tcl_ArrayObjCmd): handle the right data for
	* tests/var.test (var-14.2):	      [array names $var -glob $ptn]

2007-11-23  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (String*Cmd, TclInitStringCmd): Rebuilt [string]
	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileString*Cmd): as an ensemble.

2007-11-22  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclDictObj.c (Dict*Cmd,TclInitDictCmd): Rebuilt the [dict]
	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileDict*Cmd): command as an ensemble.

2007-11-22  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (Tcl_StringObjCmd): Rewrote the [string] and
	* generic/tclDictObj.c (Tcl_DictObjCmd): [dict] implementations to be
	ready for conversion to ensembles.

	* tests/string.test (string-12.22): Flag shimmering bug found in
	[string range].

2007-11-21  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileEnsemble): Rewrote the ensemble
	compiler to remove many of the limitations. Can now compile scripts
	that use unique prefixes of subcommands, and which have mappings of a
	command to multiple words (provided the first is a compilable command
	of course).

2007-11-21  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclNamesp.c (TclMakeEnsemble): Factor out the code to set up
	a core ensemble from a table of information about subcommands, ready
	for reuse within the core.

	* generic/various: Start to return more useful Error codes, currently
	mainly on assorted lookup failures.

2007-11-20  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclDictObj.c: Changed the underlying implementation of the
	hash table used in dictionaries to additionally keep all entries in
	the hash table in a linked list, which is only ever added to at the
	end. This makes iteration over all entries in the dictionary in
	key insertion order a trivial operation, and so cleans up a great deal
	of complexity relating to dictionary representation and stability of
	iteration order.

	For any code that depended on the (strange) old iteration order.

	* generic/tclConfig.c (QueryConfigObjCmd): Correct usage of

2007-11-19  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	*** 8.5b3 TAGGED FOR RELEASE ***

	* README:		Bump version number to 8.5b3.
	* generic/tcl.h:
	* library/init.tcl:
	* tools/
	* unix/
	* unix/tcl.spec:
	* win/

	* unix/configure:	autoconf (2.59)
	* win/configure:

	* changes:		Updated for 8.5b3 release.

2007-11-19  Kevin Kenny	 <[email protected]>

	* library/tzdata/Africa/Cairo:
	* library/tzdata/America/Campo_Grande:
	* library/tzdata/America/Caracas:
	* library/tzdata/America/Cuiaba:
	* library/tzdata/America/Havana:
	* library/tzdata/America/Sao_Paulo:
	* library/tzdata/Asia/Damascus:
	* library/tzdata/Asia/Gaza:
	* library/tzdata/Asia/Tehran:  Olson's tzdata2007i imported.

2007-11-18  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclExecuteByteCode:INST_EXIST_*): Fix read
	traces not firing on non-existent array elements. [Bug 1833522]

2007-11-16  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (TclInitInfoCmd): Rename the implementation
	commands for [info] to be something more "expected".

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileInfoExistsCmd): Compiler for the
	[info exists] subcommand.
	(TclCompileEnsemble): Cleaned up version of ensemble compiler that was
	in TclCompileInfoCmd, but which is now much more generally applicable.

	* generic/tclInt.h (ENSEMBLE_COMPILE): Added flag to allow for cleaner
	turning on and off of ensemble bytecode compilation.

	* generic/tclCompile.c (TclCompileScript): Add the cmdPtr to the list
	of arguments passed to command compilers.

2007-11-15  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/regc_nfa.c:	Fixed infinite loop in the regexp compiler.
	[Bug 1810038]

	* generic/regc_nfa.c:	Corrected looping logic in fixempties() to
	avoid wasting time walking a list of dead states. [Bug 1832612]

2007-11-15  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclNamesp.c (NamespaceEnsembleCmd): Must pass a non-NULL
	interp to Tcl_SetEnsemble* functions.

	* doc/re_syntax.n: Try to make this easier to read. It's still a very
	difficult manual page!

	* unix/tcl.m4 (SC_CONFIG_CFLAGS): Allow people to turn off the -rpath
	option to their linker if they so desire. This is a configuration only
	recommended for (some) vendors. Relates to [Patch 1231022].

2007-11-15  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* win/tclWin32Dll.c: Prefer UINT_PTR to DWORD_PTR when casting
	pointers to integer types for greater portability. [Bug 1831253]

2007-11-15  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: add new chanio.test.
	* macosx/Tcl.xcode/project.pbxproj:

2007-11-14  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompile.c (TclCompileScript): Ensure that we get our
	count in our INST_START_CMD calls right, even when there's a failure
	to compile a command directly.

	* generic/tclNamesp.c (Tcl_SetEnsembleSubcommandList)
	(Tcl_SetEnsembleMappingDict):		Special code to make sure that
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (TclInitInfoCmd):	[info exists] is compiled
	right while not allowing changes to the ensemble to cause havok.

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileInfoCmd): Simple compiler for the
	[info] command that only handles [info exists].

	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclExecuteByteCode:INST_EXIST_*): New
	instructions to allow the testing of whether a variable exists.

2007-11-14  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* tests/chanio.test: New file. This is essentially a duplicate of
	'io.test', with all channel commands converted to their 'chan xxx'
	* tests/io.test: Fixed typo in test description.

2007-11-14  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/regc*.c: Eliminate multi-char collating element code
	completely. Simplifies the code quite a bit. If people still want the
	full code, it will remain on the 8.4 branch. [Bug 1831425]

2007-11-13  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileRegexpCmd): clean up comments, only
	free dstring on OK from TclReToGlob.
	(TclCompileSwitchCmd): simplify TclReToGlob usage.

2007-11-14  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/regc*.c: #ifdef/comment out the code that deals with
	multi-character collating elements, which have never been supported.
	Cuts the memory consumption of the RE compiler. [Bug 1831425]

2007-11-13  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileSwitchCmd, TclCompileRegexpCmd):
	Extend [switch] compiler to handle regular expressions as long as
	things are not too complex. Fix [regexp] compiler so that non-trivial
	literal regexps get fed to INST_REGEXP.

	* doc/mathop.n: Clarify definitions of some operations.

2007-11-13  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixInit.c: the TCL_NO_STACK_CHECK was being incorrectly
	undefined here; this should be set (or not) in the compile options, it
	is used elsewhere and needs to be consistent.

2007-11-13  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* unix/tcl.m4:		Added autoconf goo to detect and make use of
	* unix/	getaddrinfo and friends.
	* unix/configure:	(regenerated)

2007-11-13  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixCompat.c (TclpGetHostByName): The six-argument form of
	getaddressbyname_r() uses the fifth argument to indicate whether the
	lookup succeeded or not on at least one platform. [Bug 1618235]

2007-11-13  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/regcomp.c:	Convert optst() from expensive no-op to a
	cheap no-op.

2007-11-13  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixChan.c (CreateSocketAddress): Rewrote to use the
	thread-safe version of gethostbyname() by forward-porting the code
	used in 8.4, and added rudimentary support for getaddrinfo() (not
	enabled by default, as no autoconf-ery written). Part of fix for [Bug

2007-11-12  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclGet.c (Tcl_Get, Tcl_GetInt): revert use of TclGet* macros
	due to compiler warning. These cases won't save time either.

	* generic/tclUtil.c (TclReToGlob): add more comments, set interp
	result if specified on error.

2007-11-12  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:		New macro TclResetResult, new iPtr
	* generic/tclExecute.c:		flag bit INTERP_RESULT_UNCLEAN:
	* generic/tclInt.h:		shortcut for Tcl_ResetResult for the
	* generic/tclProc.c:		"normal" case: TCL_OK, no return
	* generic/tclResult.c:		options, no errorCode nor errorInfo,
	* generic/tclStubLib.c:		return at normal level. [Patch
	* generic/tclUtil.c:		1830184]

	THIS PATCH WAS REVERTED: initial (mis)measurements overstated the
	perfomance wins, which turn out to be tiny. Not worth the

2007-11-11  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c, generic/tclCompile.c, generic/tclCompile.h:
	* generic/tclExecute.c, generic/tclInt.decls, generic/tclIntDecls.h:
	* generic/tclRegexp.c, generic/tclRegexp.h: Add INST_REGEXP and fully
	* generic/tclStubInit.c, generic/tclUtil.c: compiled [regexp] for the
	* tests/regexpComp.test:     [Bug 1830166]  simple cases. Also added
	TclReToGlob function to convert RE to glob patterns and use these in
	the possible cases.

2007-11-11  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclResult.c (ResetObjResult): clarify the logic.

	* generic/tclBasic.c:		Increased usage of macros to detect
	* generic/tclBinary.c:		and take advantage of objTypes. Added
	* generic/tclClock.c:		macros TclGet(Int|Long)FromObj,
	* generic/tclCmdAH.c:		TclGetIntForIndexM & TclListObjLength,
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c:		modified TclListObjGetElements.
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c:
	* generic/tclCompCmds.c:	The TclGetInt* macros are only a
	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	shortcut on platforms where 'long' is
	* generic/tclCompile.c:		'int'; it may be worthwhile to extend
	* generic/tclDictObj.c:		their functionality to other cases.
	* generic/tclExecute.c:
	* generic/tclGet.c:		As this patch touches many files it
	* generic/tclIO.c:		has been recorded as [Patch 1830038]
	* generic/tclIOCmd.c:		in order to facilitate reviewing.
	* generic/tclIOGT.c:
	* generic/tclIndexObj.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclInterp.c:
	* generic/tclListObj.c:
	* generic/tclLiteral.c:
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:
	* generic/tclObj.c:
	* generic/tclParse.c:
	* generic/tclProc.c:
	* generic/tclRegexp.c:
	* generic/tclResult.c:
	* generic/tclScan.c:
	* generic/tclStringObj.c:
	* generic/tclUtil.c:
	* generic/tclVar.c:

2007-11-11  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixTime.c (TclpWideClicksToNanoseconds): Fix issues with
	* generic/tclInt.h:				    int64_t overflow.

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Fix stack check failure case if stack grows up
	* unix/tclUnixInit.c:	Simplify non-crosscompiled case.

	* unix/configure:	autoconf-2.59
	* unix/	autoheader-2.59

2007-11-10  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Fast path for INST_LIST_INDEX when the index
	is not a list.

	* generic/tclBasic.c:
	* unix/
	* unix/tclUnixInit.c: Detect stack grwoth direction at compile time,
	only fall to runtime detection when crosscompiling.

	* unix/configure: autoconf 2.61

	* generic/tclBasic.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* tests/interp.test:
	* unix/tclUnixInit.c:
	* win/tclWin32Dll.c: Restore simpler behaviour for stack checking, not
	adaptive to stack size changes after a thread is launched. Consensus
	is that "nobody does that", and so it is not worth the cost. Improved
	failure comments (mistachkin).

2007-11-10  Kevin Kenny	 <[email protected]>

	* win/tclWin32Dll.c: Rewrote the Windows stack checking algorithm to
	use information from VirtualQuery to determine the bound of the stack.
	This change fixes a bug where the guard page of the stack was never
	restored after an overflow. It also eliminates a nasty piece of
	assembly code for structured exception handling on mingw. It
	introduces an assumption that the stack is a single memory arena
	returned from VirtualAlloc, but the code in MSVCRT makes the same
	assumption, so it should be fairly safe.

2007-11-10  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* unix/tclUnixInit.c:
	* unix/tclUnixPort.h:
	* win/tclWin32Dll.c: Modify the stack checking algorithm to recheck in
	case of failure. The working assumptions are now that (a) a thread's
	stack is never moved, and (b) a thread's stack can grow but not
	shrink. Port to windows - could be more efficient, but is already
	cheaper than it was.

2007-11-09  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclResult.c (ResetObjResult): new shortcut.

	* generic/tclAsync.c:
	* generic/tclBasic.c:
	* generic/tclExecute.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclUnixInit.c:
	* generic/tclUnixPort.h: New fields in interp (ekeko!) to cache TSD
	data that is accessed at each command invocation, access macros to
	replace Tcl_AsyncReady and TclpCheckStackSpace by much faster variants
	[Patch 1829248]

2007-11-09  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.decls, generic/tclIntDecls.h: Use unsigned char for
	* generic/tclExecute.c, generic/tclUtil.c:     TclByteArrayMatch and
	don't allow a nocase option. [Bug 1828296]
	For INST_STR_MATCH, ignore pattern type for TclByteArrayMatch case.

	* generic/tclBinary.c (Tcl_GetByteArrayFromObj): check type before
	func jump (perf).

2007-11-07  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclStubInit.c:		     Added TclByteArrayMatch
	* generic/tclInt.decls:			     for efficient glob
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:		     matching of ByteArray
	* generic/tclUtil.c (TclByteArrayMatch):     Tcl_Objs, used in
	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclExecuteByteCode): INST_STR_MATCH. [Bug

	* generic/tclIO.c (TclGetsObjBinary): Add an efficient binary path for
	(DoWriteChars): Special case for 1-byte channel write.

2007-11-06  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclEncoding.c: Version of the embedded iso8859-1 encoding
	handler that is faster (functions to do the encoding know exactly what
	they're doing instead of pulling it from a table, though the table
	itself has to be retained for use by shift encodings that depend on
	iso8859-1). [Patch 1826906], committing for dkf.

2007-11-05  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclConfig.c (Tcl_RegisterConfig): Modified to not extend the
	config database if the encoding provided by the user is not found
	(venc == NULL). Scripts expecting the data will error out, however we
	neither crash nor provide bogus information. See [Bug 983509] for more

	* unix/tclUnixChan.c (TtyGetOptionProc): Accepted [Patch 1823576]
	provided by Stuart Cassof <[email protected]>. The patch adds
	the necessary utf/external conversions to the handling of the
	arguments of option -xchar which will allow the use of \0 and similar

2007-11-03  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclTest.c (TestSetCmd2):
	* generic/tclVar.c (TclObjLookupVarEx):
	* tests/set.test (set-5.1): Fix error branch when array name looks
	like array element (code not normally exercised).

2007-11-01  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* tools/tcltk-man2html.tcl (output-directive): Convert .DS/.DE pairs
	into tables since that is now all that they are used for.

	* doc/RegExp.3: Clarified documentation of RE flags. [Bug 1167840]

	* doc/refchan.n: Adjust internal name to be consistent with the file
	name for reduced user confusion. After comment by Dan Steffen.

	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (Tcl_StringObjCmd, UniCharIsAscii): Remember, the
	NUL character is in ASCII too. [Bug 1808258]

	* doc/file.n: Clarified use of [file normalize]. [Bug 1185154]

2007-10-30  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tcl.h:	Bump version number to 8.5b2.1 to distinguish
	* library/init.tcl:	CVS development snapshots from the 8.5b2
	* unix/	release.
	* unix/tcl.spec:
	* win/

	* unix/configure:	autoconf (2.59)
	* win/configure:

2007-10-30  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/expr.n, doc/mathfunc.n: Improve documentation to try to make
	clearer what is going on.

	* doc/interp.n: Shorten the basic descriptive text for some interp
	subcommands so Solaris nroff doesn't truncate them. [Bug 1822268]

2007-10-30  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* tools/tcltk-man2html.tcl (output-widget-options): Enhance the HTML
	generator so that it can produce multi-line option descriptions.

2007-10-28  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclUtil.c (Tcl_ConcatObj): optimise for some of the
	concatenees being empty objs. [Bug 1447328]

2007-10-28  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclEncoding.c (TclInitEncodingSubsystem): Hard code the
	iso8859-1 encoding, as it's needed for more than just text (especially
	binary encodings...) Note that other encodings rely on the encoding
	being a table encoding (!) so we can't use more efficient encoding
	mapping functions.

2007-10-27  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/regc_lex.c (lexescape): Close off one of the problems
	mentioned in [Bug 1810264].

2007-10-27  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclNamesp.c (Tcl_FindCommand): insure that FQ command names
	are searched from the global namespace, ie, bypassing resolvers of the
	current namespace. [Bug 1114355]

	* doc/apply.n: fixed example [Bug 1811791]
	* doc/namespace.n: improved example [Bug 1788984]
	* doc/AddErrInfo.3: typo [Bug 1715087]
	* doc/CrtMathFnc.3: fixed Tcl_ListMathFuncs entry [Bug 1672219]

	* generic/tclCompile.h:
	* generic/tclInt.h: moved declaration of TclSetCmdNameObj from
	tclCompile.h to tclInt.h, reverting linker [Bug 1821159] caused by
	commit of 2007-10-11 (both I and gcc missed one dep).

	* generic/tclVar.c: try to preserve Tcl_Objs when doing variable
	lookups by name, partially addressing [Bug 1793601].

2007-10-27  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* tools/tcltk-man2html.tcl (make-man-pages, htmlize-text)
	(process-text): Make the man->HTML scraper work better.

2007-10-26  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	*** 8.5b2 TAGGED FOR RELEASE ***

	* changes:		Updated for 8.5b2 release.

	* doc/*.1:		Revert doc changes that broke
	* doc/*.3:		`make html` so we can get the release
	* doc/*.n:		out the door.

	* README:		Bump version number to 8.5b2.
	* generic/tcl.h:
	* library/init.tcl:
	* tools/
	* unix/
	* unix/tcl.spec:
	* win/

	* unix/configure:	autoconf (2.59)
	* win/configure:

2007-10-26  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* tools/man2help2.tcl, tools/man2tcl.c: Made some of the tooling code
	to do man->other formats work better with current manpage set. Long
	way still to go.

2007-10-25  Zoran Vasiljevic <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclThread.c: Added TclpMasterLock/Unlock arround calls to
	ForgetSyncObject in Tcl_MutexFinalize and Tcl_ConditionFinalize to
	prevent from garbling the internal lists that track sync objects. [Bug

2007-10-24  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* tools/man2html2.tcl (macro): Added support for converting the new
	macros into HTML.

	* doc/man.macros (QW,PQ,QR,MT): New macros that hide the ugly mess
	needed to get proper GOOBE quoting in the manual pages.
	* doc/*.n, doc/*.3, doc/*.1: Lots of changes to take advantage of the
	new macros.

2007-10-20  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompile.c:	  Fix comments.
	* generic/tclExecute.c:

2007-10-18  David Gravereaux <[email protected]>

	* tools/mkdepend.tcl: sort the dep list for a more humanly readable

2007-10-18  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclResult.c (TclMergeReturnOptions):	Make sure any -code
	values get pulled out of the dictionary, even if they are integer

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileReturnCmd):	Added code to more
	optimally compile [return -level 0 $x] to "push $x". [RFE 1794073]

	* compat/tmpnam.c (removed):	The routine tmpnam() is no longer
	* unix/	called by Tcl source code. Remove autogoo the
	* unix/	supplied a replacement version on systems
	* win/tcl.dsp:		where the routine was not available. [RFE

	* unix/configure:	autoconf-2.59

	* generic/tcl.h:	Remove TCL_LL_MODIFIER_SIZE. [RFE 1811837]

2007-10-17  David Gravereaux <[email protected]>

	* tools/mkdepend.tcl:	Improved defense from malformed object list

2007-10-17  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* tools/man2html2.tcl: Convert .DS/.DE into HTML tables, not
	preformatted text.

2007-10-17  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c: Moved a misplaced declaration that blocked
				 compilation on VC++.
	* generic/tclExecute.c: Silenced several VC++ compiler warnings about
				converting 'long' to 'unsigned short'.

2007-10-16  David Gravereaux <[email protected]>

	* win/ removed old dependency cruft that is no longer

2007-10-15  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIOCmd.c:	Revise [open] so that it interprets leading
	zero strings passed as the "permissions" argument as octal numbers,
	even if Tcl itself no longer parses integers in that way.

	* unix/tclUnixFCmd.c:	Revise the "-permissions" [file attribute] so
	that it interprets leading zero strings as octal numbers, even if Tcl
	itself no longer parses integers in that way.

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Corrections to code that produces
	* generic/tclUtil.c:		extended "bad octal" error messages.

	* tests/cmdAH.test:	Test revisions so that tests pass whether or
	* tests/cmdIL.test:	not Tcl parses leading zero strings as octal.
	* tests/compExpr-old.test:
	* tests/compExpr.test:
	* tests/compile.test:
	* tests/expr-old.test:
	* tests/expr.test:
	* tests/incr.test:
	* tests/io.test:
	* tests/lindex.test:
	* tests/link.test:
	* tests/mathop.test:
	* tests/parseExpr.test:
	* tests/set.test:
	* tests/string.test:
	* tests/stringComp.test:

2007-10-15  David Gravereaux <[email protected]>

	* tools/mkdepend.tcl:	Produces usable output. Include path problem
	* win/	fixed. Never fight city hall when it comes to
	levels of quoting issues.

2007-10-15  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclParse.c (Tcl_ParseBraces): fix for possible read after
	the end of buffer. [Bug 1813528] (Joe Mistachkin)

2007-10-14  David Gravereaux <[email protected]>

	* tools/mkdepend.tcl (new):  Initial stab at generating automatic
	* win/	     dependencies.

2007-10-12  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* win/  Mine all version information from headers.
	* win/	    Sync tcl and tk and bring extension versions
	* win/nmakehlp.c:   closer together. Try and avoid using tclsh to do
			    substitutions as we may cross compile.
	* win/coffbase.txt: Added offsets for snack dlls.

2007-10-11  David Gravereaux <[email protected]>

	* win/  Fixed my bad spelling mistakes from years back.
	Dedependency, duh!  Rather funny.

2007-10-11  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c:	Correct [string is (wide)integer] failure
	* tests/string.test:	to report correct failindex values for
	non-decimal integer strings. [Bug 1805887]

	* compat/strtoll.c (removed):	The routines strtoll() and strtoull()
	* compat/strtoull.c (removed):	are no longer called by the Tcl source
	* generic/tcl.h:	code. (Their functionality has been replaced
	* unix/	by TclParseNumber().) Remove outdated comments
	* unix/	and mountains of configury autogoo that
	* unix/tclUnixPort.h:	allegedly support the mythical systems where
	* win/	these routines might not have been available.
	* win/makefile.bc:
	* win/
	* win/tclWinPort.h:

	* unix/configure:	autoconf-2.59

2007-10-11  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclObj.c: remove superfluous #include of tclCompile.h

2007-10-08  George Peter Staplin <[email protected]>

	* doc/Hash.3: Correct the valid usage of the flags member for the
	Tcl_HashKeyType. It should be 0 or more of the flags mentioned.

2007-10-02  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tcl.h (Tcl_DecrRefCount): Update change from 2006-05-29 to
	make macro more warning-robust in unbraced if code.

2007-10-02  Don Porter	<[email protected]>


	* README:		Bump version number to 8.5.0
	* generic/tcl.h:
	* library/init.tcl:
	* tools/
	* unix/
	* unix/tcl.spec:
	* win/

	* unix/configure:	autoconf (2.59)
	* win/configure:

2007-10-02  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* library/tclIndex: Added 'tcl::tm::path' to the tclIndex. This fixes
	[Bug 1806422] reported by Don Porter.

2007-09-25  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclProc.c (Tcl_DisassembleObjCmd): Define a command,
	::tcl::unsupported::disassemble, which can disassemble procedures,
	lambdas and general scripts.
	* generic/tclCompile.c (TclDisassembleByteCodeObj): Split apart the
	code to print disassemblies of bytecode so that there is reusable code
	that spits it out in a Tcl_Obj and then that code is used when doing

2007-09-20  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	*** 8.5b1 TAGGED FOR RELEASE ***

	* changes: updates for 8.5b1 release.

2007-09-19  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* README:		Bump version number to 8.5b1
	* generic/tcl.h:	Merge from core-stabilizer-branch.
	* library/init.tcl:	Stabilizing toward 8.5b1 release now done on
	* tools/	the HEAD. core-stabilizer-branch is now
	* unix/	suspended.
	* unix/tcl.spec:
	* win/

2007-09-19  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclStubLib.: Replaced isdigit with internal implementation.

2007-09-18  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclStubLib.c:	Remove C library calls from Tcl_InitStubs() so
	* win/	that we don't need the C library linked in to

2007-09-17  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* win/ Add crt flags for tclStubLib now it uses C-library

2007-09-17  Joe English	 <[email protected]>

	* tcl.m4: use '${CC} -shared' instead of 'ld -Bshareable' to build
	shared libraries on current NetBSDs. [Bug 1749251]
	* unix/configure: regenerated (autoconf-2.59).

2007-09-17  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* unix/	Update `make dist` so that tclDTrace.d is
	included in the source code distribution.

	* generic/tcl.h:	Revised Tcl_InitStubs() to restore Tcl 8.4
	* generic/tclPkg.c:	source compatibility with callers of
	* generic/tclStubLib.c:	Tcl_InitStubs(interp, TCL_VERSION, 1). [Bug

2007-09-17  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclTrace.c (Tcl_TraceObjCmd, TraceExecutionObjCmd)
	(TraceCommandObjCmd, TraceVariableObjCmd):   Generate literal values
	* generic/tclNamesp.c (NamespaceCodeCmd):    more efficiently using
	* generic/tclFCmd.c (CopyRenameOneFile):     TclNewLiteralStringObj
	* generic/tclEvent.c (TclSetBgErrorHandler): macro.

2007-09-15  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tcl.m4:	replace all direct references to compiler by ${CC} to
			enable CC overriding at configure & make time; run
			check for visibility "hidden" with all compilers;
			quoting fixes from TEA tcl.m4.
	(SunOS-5.1x):	replace direct use of '/usr/ccs/bin/ld' in SHLIB_LD by
			'cc' compiler driver.
	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59

2007-09-14  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c (Tcl_CreateObjCommand): Only invalidate along the
	namespace path once; that is enough. [Bug 1519940]

2007-09-14  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclDTrace.d (new file): Add DTrace provider for Tcl; allows
	* generic/tclCompile.h:		  tracing of proc and command entry &
	* generic/tclBasic.c:		  return, bytecode execution, object
	* generic/tclExecute.c:		  allocation and more; with
	* generic/tclInt.h:		  essentially zero cost when tracing
	* generic/tclObj.c:		  is inactive; enable with
	* generic/tclProc.c:		  --enable-dtrace configure arg
	* unix/		  (disabled by default, will only
	* unix/		  enable if DTrace is present). [Patch

	* macosx/GNUmakefile:		  Enable DTrace support.
	* macosx/Tcl-Common.xcconfig:
	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj:

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c:	Factor out core of InfoFrameCmd() into
				internal TclInfoFrame() for use by DTrace

	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59
	* unix/ autoheader-2.59

2007-09-12  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* unix/	Perform missing updates of the tcltest Tcl
	* win/	Module installed filename that should have
	been part of the bump to tcltest 2.3b1. Thanks Larry Virden.

2007-09-12  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* win/, win/, win/nmakehlp.c: Use nmakehlp to
	substitute values for (helps cross-compiling).

2007-09-11  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* library/tcltest/tcltest.tcl:	Accept underscores and colons in
	* library/tcltest/pkgIndex.tcl: constraint names. Properly handle
	constraint expressions that return non-numeric boolean results like
	"false". Bump to tcltest 2.3b1. [Bug 1772989; RFE 1071322]
	* tests/info.test:	Disable fragile tests.

	* doc/package.n:	Restored the functioning of [package require
	* generic/tclPkg.c:	-exact] to be compatible with Tcl 8.4. [Bug
	* tests/pkg.test:	1578344]

2007-09-11  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileDictCmd-update):
	* generic/tclCompile.c (tclInstructionTable):
	* generic/tclExecute.c (INST_DICT_UPDATE_END): fix stack management in
	compiled [dict update]. [Bug 1786481]

	Scripts that were precompiled on earlier versions of 8.5 and use [dict
	update] will crash. Workaround: recompile.

2007-09-11  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Corrected an off-by-one error in the setting
	of MaxBaseWide for certain powers. [Bug 1767293 - problem reported in
	comments when bug was reopened]

2007-09-10  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclLink.c (Tcl_UpdateLinkedVar): guard against var being
	unlinked. [Bug 1740631] (maros)

2007-09-10  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompile.c: fix tclInstructionTable entry for

	* generic/tclExecute.c: remove unneeded setting of 'cleanup' variable
	before jumping to checkForCatch.

2007-09-10  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* doc/package.n:	Restored the document parallel syntax of the
	* generic/tclPkg.c:	[package present] and [package require]
	* tests/pkg.test:	commands. [Bug 1723675]

2007-09-09  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.h:	Removed the "nsName" Tcl_ObjType from the
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:	registered set. Revised the management of the
	* generic/tclObj.c:	intrep of that Tcl_ObjType. Revised the
	* tests/obj.test:	TclGetNamespaceFromObj() routine to return
	TCL_ERROR and write a consistent error message when a namespace is not
	found. [Bug 1588842. Patch 1686862]

	For callers of Tcl_GetObjType() on the name "nsName".

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Update TclGetNamespaceFromObj() callers.
	* generic/tclProc.c:

	* tests/apply.test:		Updated tests to expect new consistent
	* tests/namespace-old.test:	error message when a namespace is not
	* tests/namespace.test:		found.
	* tests/upvar.test:

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c:	Use the new INST_REVERSE instruction
	* tests/mathop.test:	to correct the compiled versions of math
	operator commands. [Bug 1724437]

	* generic/tclCompile.c: New bytecode instruction INST_REVERSE to
	* generic/tclCompile.h: reverse the order of N items at the top of
	* generic/tclExecute.c: stack.

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompilePowOpCmd):	Make a separate
	routine to compile ** to account for its different associativity.

2007-09-08  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclVar.c (Tcl_SetVar2, TclPtrSetVar): [Bug 1710710] fixed
	correctly, reverted fix of 2007-05-01.

2007-09-08  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclDictObj.c (DictUpdateCmd, DictWithCmd): Plug a hole that
	* generic/tclExecute.c (TEBC,INST_DICT_UPDATE_END): allowed a careful
	* tests/dict.test (dict-21.16,21.17,22.11): attacker to craft a dict
	containing a recursive link to itself, violating one of Tcl's
	fundamental datatype assumptions and causing a stack crash when the
	dict was converted to a string. [Bug 1786481]

2007-09-07  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclEvent.c ([::tcl::Bgerror]):	Corrections to Tcl's
	* tests/event.test:	default [interp bgerror] handler so that when
	it falls back to a hidden [bgerror] in a safe interp, it gets the
	right error context data. [Bug 1790274]

2007-09-07  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclProc.c (TclInitCompiledLocals): the refCount of resolved
	variables was being managed without checking if they were Var or
	VarInHash: itcl [Bug 1790184]

2007-09-06  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclResult.c (Tcl_GetReturnOptions):	Take care that a
	* tests/init.test:	non-TCL_ERROR code doesn't cause existing
	-errorinfo, -errorcode, and -errorline entries to be omitted.
	* generic/tclEvent.c:	With -errorInfo no longer lost, generate more
	complete ::errorInfo when calling [bgerror] after a non-TCL_ERROR
	background exception.

2007-09-06  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInterp.c (Tcl_Init):	Removed constraint on ability
	to define a custom [tclInit] before calling Tcl_Init(). Until now the
	custom command had to be a proc. Now it can be any command.

	* generic/tclInt.decls: New internal routine TclBackgroundException()
	* generic/tclEvent.c:	that for the first time permits non-TCL_ERROR
	exceptions to trigger [interp bgerror] handling. Closes a gap in TIP
	221. When falling back to [bgerror] (which is designed only to handle
	TCL_ERROR), convert exceptions into errors complaining about the

	* generic/tclInterp.c:	Convert Tcl_BackgroundError() callers to call
	* generic/tclIO.c:	TclBackgroundException().
	* generic/tclIOCmd.c:
	* generic/tclTimer.c:

	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:	make genstubs
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:

2007-09-06  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* macosx/Tcl.xcode/project.pbxproj: discontinue unmaintained support
	* macosx/Tcl.xcode/default.pbxuser: for Xcode 1.5; replace by Xcode2
	project for use on Tiger (with Tcl.xcodeproj to be used on Leopard).

	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: updates for Xcode 2.5 and 3.0.
	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/default.pbxuser:
	* macosx/Tcl.xcode/project.pbxproj:
	* macosx/Tcl.xcode/default.pbxuser:
	* macosx/Tcl-Common.xcconfig:

	* macosx/README: document project changes.

2007-09-05  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Removed support for the unmaintained
	* generic/tclExecute.c: -DTCL_GENERIC_ONLY configuration. [Bug
	* unix/	1264623]

2007-09-04  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* unix/	It's unreliable to count on the release
	manager to remember to `make genstubs` before `make dist`. Let the
	Makefile remember the dependency for us.

	* unix/	Corrections to `make dist` dependencies to be
	sure that macosx/configure gets generated whenever it does not exist.

2007-09-03  Kevin B, Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* library/tzdata/Africa/Cairo:
	* library/tzdata/America/Grand_Turk:
	* library/tzdata/America/Port-au-Prince:
	* library/tzdata/America/Indiana/Petersburg:
	* library/tzdata/America/Indiana/Tell_City:
	* library/tzdata/America/Indiana/Vincennes:
	* library/tzdata/Antarctica/McMurdo:
	* library/tzdata/Australia/Adelaide:
	* library/tzdata/Australia/Broken_Hill:
	* library/tzdata/Australia/Currie:
	* library/tzdata/Australia/Hobart:
	* library/tzdata/Australia/Lord_Howe:
	* library/tzdata/Australia/Melbourne:
	* library/tzdata/Australia/Sydney:
	* library/tzdata/Pacific/Auckland:
	* library/tzdata/Pacific/Chatham: Olson's tzdata2007g.

	* generic/tclListObj.c (TclLindexFlat):
	* tests/lindex.test (lindex-17.[01]):	Added code to detect the error
	when a script does [lindex {} end foo]; an overaggressive optimisation
	caused this call to return an empty object rather than an error.

2007-09-03  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclObj.c (TclInitObjSubsystem): restore registration of the
	"wideInt" Tcl_ObjType for compatibility with 8.4 extensions that
	access the tclWideIntType Tcl_ObjType; add setFromAnyProc for

2007-09-02  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/lsearch.n: Added note that order of results with the -all option
	is that of the input list. It always was, but this makes it crystal.

2007-08-30  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompile.c: Added fflush() calls following all callers of
	* generic/tclExecute.c: TclPrintByteCodeObj() so that tcl_traceCompile
	output is less likely to get mangled when writes to stdout interleave
	with other code.

2007-08-28  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Use a table lookup in ParseLexeme() to
	determine lexemes with single-byte representations.

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Used unions to better clarify overloading of
	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	the fields of the OpCmdInfo and
	* generic/tclCompile.h:		TclOpCmdClientData structs.

2007-08-27  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Call TclCompileSyntaxError() when
	expression syntax errors are found when compiling expressions. With
	this in place, convert TclCompileExpr to return void, since there's no
	longer any need to report TCL_ERROR.
	* generic/tclCompile.c: Update callers.
	* generic/tclExecute.c:

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c:	New routine TclCompileSyntaxError()
	* generic/tclCompile.h: to directly compile bytecodes that report a
	* generic/tclCompile.c: syntax error, rather than (ab)use a call to
	TclCompileReturnCmd. Also, undo the most recent commit that papered
	over some issues with that (ab)use. New routine produces a new opcode
	INST_SYNTAX, which is a minor variation of INST_RETURN_IMM. Also a bit
	of constification.

	* generic/tclCompile.c: Move the deallocation of local LiteralTable
	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	entries into TclFreeCompileEnv().
	* generic/tclExecute.c: Update callers.

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Force numeric and boolean literals in
	expressions to register with their intreps intact, even if that means
	overwriting existing intreps in already registered literals.

2007-08-25  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclExecuteByteCode): Added code to handle
	* tests/expr.test (expr-23.48-53)	     integer exponentiation
	that results in 32- and 64-bit integer results, avoiding calls to wide
	integer exponentiation routines in this common case. [Bug 1767293]

	* library/clock.tcl (ParseClockScanFormat): Modified code to allow
	* tests/clock.test (clock-60.*):	    case-insensitive matching
	of time zone and month names. [Bug 1781282]

2007-08-24  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Register literals found in expressions
	* tests/compExpr.test:	to restore literal sharing. Preserve numeric
	intreps when literals are created for the first time. Correct memleak
	in ExecConstantExprTree() and add test for the leak.

2007-08-24  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompile.c: replaced copy loop that tripped some compilers
	with memmove. [Bug 1780870]

2007-08-23  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* library/init.tcl ([auto_load_index]): Delete stray "]" that created
	an expr syntax error (masked by a [catch]).

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileReturnCmd):	Added crash protection
	to handle callers other than TclCompileScript() failing to meet the
	initialization assumptions of the TIP 280 code in CompileWord().

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Suppress the attempt to convert to
	numeric when pre-compiling a constant expresion indicates an error.

2007-08-22  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (TEBC): disable the new shortcut to frequent
	INSTs for debug builds. REVERTED (collision with alternative fix)

2007-08-21  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclMain.c:	Corrected the logic of dropping the last
	* tests/main.test:	newline from an interactively typed command.
	[Bug 1775878]

2007-08-21  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* tests/thread.test: thread-4.4: clear ::errorInfo in the thread as a
	message is left here from init.tcl on windows due to no tcl_pkgPath.

2007-08-20  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (INST_SUB): fix usage of the new macro for
	overflow detection in sums, adapt to subtraction. Lengthy comment

2007-08-19  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (Overflowing, TclIncrObj, TclExecuteByteCode):
	Encapsulate Miguel's last change in a more mnemonic macro.

2007-08-19  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: changed the check for overflow in sums,
	reducing objsize, number of branches and cache misses (according to
	cachegrind). Non-overflow for s=a+b:
	  ((a >= 0 || b >= 0 || s < 0) && (s >= 0 || b < 0 || a < 0))
	  (((a^s) >= 0) || ((a^b) < 0))
	This expresses: "a and s have the same sign or else a and b have
	different sign".

2007-08-19  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/interp.n (RESOURCE LIMITS): Added text to better explain why
	time limits are described using absolute times. [Bug 1752148]

2007-08-16  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclVar.c: improved localVarNameType caching to leverage
	the new availability of Tcl_Obj in variable names, avoiding string
	comparisons to verify that the cached value is usable.

	* generic/tclExecute.c: check the two most frequent instructions
	before the switch. Reduces both runtime and obj size a tiny bit.

2007-08-16  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Added a "constant" field to the OpNode
	struct (again "free" due to alignment requirements) to mark those
	subexpressions that are completely known at compile time. Enhanced
	CompileExprTree() and its callers to precompute these constant
	subexpressions at compile time. This resolves the issue raised in [Bug

2007-08-15  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIOUtil.c (TclGetOpenModeEx): Only set the O_APPEND flag
	* tests/ioUtil.test (ioUtil-4.1):	  on a channel for the 'a'
	mode and not for 'a+'. [Bug 1773127]

2007-08-14  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (INST_INVOKE*): peephole opt, do not get the
	interp's result if it will be pushed/popped.

2007-08-14  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Use fully qualified variable names for
	* tests/thread.test:	::errorInfo and ::errorCode so that string
	* tests/trace.test:	reported to variable traces are fully
	qualified in agreement with Tcl 8.4 operations.

2007-08-14  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclLoadDyld.c: use dlfcn API on Mac OS X 10.4 and later; fix
	issues with loading from memory on intel and 64bit; add debug messages

	* tests/load.test: add test load-10.1 for loading from vfs.

	* unix/dltest/pkga.c:		whitespace & comment cleanup, remove
	* unix/dltest/pkgb.c:		unused pkgf.c.
	* unix/dltest/pkgc.c:
	* unix/dltest/pkge.c:
	* unix/dltest/pkgf.c (removed):
	* unix/dltest/pkgua.c:
	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj:

2007-08-13  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Provide DECACHE/CACHE protection to the
	* tests/trace.test:	Tcl_LogCommandInfo() call. [Bug 1773040]

2007-08-12  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (Tcl_SplitObjCmd): use TclNewStringObj macro
	instead of calling the function.

	* generic/tcl_Obj.c (TclAllocateFreeObjects): remove unneeded memset
	to 0 of all allocated objects.

2007-08-10  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.h: remove redundant ops in TclNewStringObj macro.

2007-08-10  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.h: fix the TclSetVarNamespaceVar macro, was causing a

2007-08-10  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Revise CompileExprTree() to use the
	OpNode mark field scheme of tree traversal. This eliminates the need
	to use magic values in the left and right fields for that purpose.
	Also stop abusing the left field within ParseExpr() to store the
	number of arguments in a parsed function call. CompileExprTree() now
	determines that for itself at compile time. Then reorder code to
	eliminate duplication.

2007-08-09  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclProc.c (TclCreateProc): better comments on the required
	varflag values when loading precompiled procs.

	* generic/tclExecute.c (INST_STORE_ARRAY):
	* tests/trace.test (trace-2.6): whole array write traces on compiled
	local variables were not firing. [Bug 1770591]

2007-08-08  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclProc.c (InitLocalCache): reference firstLocalPtr via
	procPtr. codePtr->procPtr == NULL exposed by tbcload.

2007-08-08  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Corrected failure to compile/link in the
	-DNO_WIDE_TYPE configuration.

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Corrected improper use of bignum arguments to
	* tests/expr.test:	*SHIFT operations. [Bug 1770224]

2007-08-07  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.h: remove comments refering to VAR_SCALAR, as that
	flag bit does not exist any longer.
	* generic/tclProc.c (InitCompiledLocals): removed optimisation for
	non-resolved case, as the function is never called in that case.
	Renamed the function to InitResolvedLocals to calrify the point.

	* generic/tclInt.decls:	  Exporting via stubs to help xotcl adapt to
	* generic/tclInt.h:	  VarReform.
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:

2007-08-07  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclEnv.c:	improve environ handling on Mac OS X (adapted
	* unix/tclUnixPort.h:	from Apple changes in Darwin tcl-64).

	* unix/	add support for compile flags specific to
				object files linked directly into executables.

	* unix/ (Darwin): only use -seg1addr flag when prebinding;
	use -mdynamic-no-pic flag for object files linked directly into exes;
	support overriding TCL_PACKAGE_PATH/TCL_MODULE_PATH in environment.

	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59

2007-08-06  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* tests/parseExpr.test: Update source file name of expr parser code.

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Added a "mark" field to the OpNode
	struct, which is used to guide tree traversal. This field costs
	nothing since alignement requirements used the memory already.
	Rewrote ConvertTreeToTokens() to use the new field, which permitted
	consolidation of utility routines CopyTokens() and

2007-08-06  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclGetDate.y: Added a cast to the definition of YYFREE to
				silence compiler warnings.
	* generic/tclDate.c:	Regenerated
	* win/tclWinTest.c:	Added a cast to GetSecurityDescriptorDacl call
				to silence compiler warnings.

2007-08-04  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.decls:	  Exporting via stubs to help itcl adapt to
	* generic/tclInt.h:	  VarReform. Added localCache initialization
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:  to TclInitCompiledLocals (which only exists
	* generic/tclProc.c:	  for itcl).
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:
	* generic/tclVar.c:

2007-08-01  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* library/word.tcl: Rewrote for greater efficiency. [Bug 1764318]

2007-08-01  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.h:	Added a TclOffset macro ala Tk_Offset to
	* generic/tclVar.c:	abstract out 'offsetof' which may not be
	* generic/tclExceute.c: defined (eg: msvc6).

2007-08-01  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclVar.c (TclCleanupVar): fix [Bug 1765225], thx Larry

2007-07-31  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* doc/Hash.3:
	* generic/tclHash.c:
	* generic/tclObj.c:
	* generic/tclThreadStorage.c: (changes part of the patch below)
	Stop Tcl_CreateHashVar from resetting hPtr->clientData to NULL after
	calling the allocEntryProc for a custom table.

	* generic/tcl.h:
	* generic/tclBasic.c:
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c:
	* generic/tclCompCmds.c:
	* generic/tclCompile.c:
	* generic/tclCompile.h:
	* generic/tclExecute.c:
	* generic/tclHash.c:
	* generic/tclInt.decls:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:
	* generic/tclLiteral.c:
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:
	* generic/tclObj.c:
	* generic/tclProc.c:
	* generic/tclThreadStorage.c:
	* generic/tclTrace.c:
	* generic/tclVar.c: VarReform [Patch 1750051]

	*** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY *** (tclInt.h and tclCompile.h)
	Extensions that access internals defined in tclInt.h and/or
	tclCompile.h may lose both binary and source compatibility. The
	relevant changes are:
	1. 'struct Var' is completely changed, all acceses to its internals
	   (either direct or via the TclSetVar* and TclIsVar* macros) will
	   malfunction. Var flag values and semantics changed too.
	2. 'struct Bytecode' has an additional field that has to be
	   initialised to NULL
	3. 'struct Namespace' is larger, as the varTable is now one pointer
	   larger than a Tcl_HashTable. Direct access to its fields will
	4. 'struct CallFrame' grew one more field (the second such growth with
	   respect to Tcl8.4).
	5. API change for the functions TclFindCompiledLocal, TclDeleteVars
	   and many internal functions in tclVar.c

	Additionally, direct access to variable hash tables via the standard
	Tcl_Hash* interface is to be considered as deprecated. It still works
	in the present version, but will be broken by further specialisation
	of these hash tables. This concerns especially the table of array
	elements in an array, as well as the varTable field in the Namespace

2007-07-31  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* unix/ allow use of 'inline' in Tcl sources. [Patch
	* win/  1754128]
	* win/   Regen with autoconf 2.61

2007-07-31  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixInit.c (TclpSetVariables): Use the thread-safe getpwuid
	replacement to fill the tcl_platform(user) field as it is not subject
	to spoofing. [Bug 681877]

	* unix/tclUnixCompat.c: Simplify the #ifdef logic.

	* unix/tclUnixChan.c (FileWatchProc): Fix test failures.

2007-07-30  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixChan.c (SET_BITS, CLEAR_BITS): Added macros to make this
	file clearer.

2007-07-24  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c (TEOvI, GetCommandSource):
	* generic/tclExecute.c (TEBC, TclGetSrcInfoForCmd):
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclTrace.c (TclCheck(Interp|Execution)Traces):
	Removed the need for TEBC to inspect the command before calling TEOvI,
	leveraging the TIP 280 infrastructure. Moved the generation of a
	correct nul-terminated command string away from the trace code, back
	into TEOvI/GetCommandSource.

2007-07-20  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* library/platform/platform.tcl: Fixed bug in 'platform::patterns'
	* library/platform/pkgIndex.tcl: where identifiers not matching
	* unix/ the special linux and solaris forms would not
	* win/ get 'tcl' as an acceptable platform added to
	* doc/platform.n: the result. Bumped package to version 1.0.3 and
	* doc/platform_shell.n: updated documentation and Makefiles. Also
	fixed bad version info in the documentation of platform::shell.

2007-07-19  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclParse.c:	In contexts where interp and parsePtr->interp
	might be different, be sure to use the latter for error reporting.
	Also pulled the interp argument back out of ParseTokens() since we
	already had a parsePtr->interp to work with.

2007-07-18  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Removed unused arguments and variables

2007-07-17  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c (ParseExpr):	While adding comments to
	explain the operations of ParseExpr(), made significant revisions to
	the code so it would be easier to explain, and in the process made the
	code simpler and clearer as well.

2007-07-15  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	More commentary.
	* tests/parseExpr.test:		Several tests of syntax error messages
	to check that when expression substrings are truncated they leave
	visible the context relevant to the reported error.

2007-07-12  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Factored out, corrected, and commented
	common code for reporting syntax errors in LEAF elements.

2007-07-11  Miguel Sofer  <msof[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileWhileCmd):
	* generic/tclCompile.c (TclCompileScript):
	Corrected faulty avoidance of INST_START_CMD when the first opcode in
	a script is within a loop (as produced by 'while 1'), so that the
	corresponding command is properly counted. [Bug 1752146]

2007-07-11  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Added a "parseOnly" flag argument to
	ParseExpr() to indicate whether the caller is Tcl_ParseExpr(), with an
	end goal of filling a Tcl_Parse with Tcl_Tokens representing the
	parsed expression, or TclCompileExpr() with the goal of compiling and
	executing the expression. In the latter case, more aggressive
	conversion of QUOTED and BRACED lexeme to literals is done. In the
	former case, all such conversion is avoided, since Tcl_Token
	production would revert it anyway. This enables simplifications to the
	GenerateTokensForLiteral() routine as well.

2007-07-10  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Added a field for operator precedence
	to be stored directly in the parse tree. There's no memory cost to
	this addition, since that memory would have been lost to alignment
	issues anyway. Also, converted precedence definitions and lookup
	tables to use symbolic constants instead of raw number for improved
	readability, and continued extending/improving/correcting comments.
	Removed some unused counter variables. Renamed some variables for
	clarity and replaced some cryptic logic with more readable macros.

2007-07-09  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Revision so that the END lexeme never
	gets inserted into the parse tree. Later tree traversal never reaches
	it since its location in the tree is not variable. Starting and
	stopping with the START lexeme (node 0) is sufficient. Also finished
	lexeme code commentary.

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Added missing creation and return of
	the Tcl_Parse fields that indicate error conditions. [Bug 1749987]

2007-07-05  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* library/init.tcl (unknown):	Corrected inconsistent error message
	in interactive [unknown] when empty command is invoked. [Bug 1743676]

2007-07-05  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclNamesp.c (SetNsNameFromAny):
	* generic/tclObj.c (SetCmdNameFromAny): Avoid unnecessary
	ckfree/ckalloc when the old structs can be reused.

2007-07-04  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclNamesp.c: Fix case where a FQ cmd or ns was being cached
	* generic/tclObj.c:    in a different interp, tkcon. [Bug 1747512]

2007-07-03  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Revised #define values so that there
	is now more expansion room to define more BINARY operators.

2007-07-02  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclHash.c (CompareStringKeys): Always use the strcmp()
	version; the operation is functionally equivalent, the speed is
	identical (up to measurement limitations), and yet the code is
	simpler. [FRQ 951168]

2007-07-02  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tcl.h:	Removed TCL_PRESERVE_BINARY_COMPATIBILITY and
	* generic/tclHash.c:	any code enabled when it is set to 0. We will
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:	always want to preserve binary compat
	of the structs that appear in the interface through the 8.* series of
	releases, so it's pointless to drag around this never-enabled

	* generic/tclIO.c:	Removed dead code.
	* unix/tclUnixChan.c:

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Removed dead code, old implementations
	* generic/tclEvent.c:	of expr parsing and compiling, including the
	* generic/tclInt.h:	routine TclFinalizeCompilation().

2007-06-30  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (Tcl_LsortObjCmd): Plug a memory leak caused by a
	missing Tcl_DecrRefCount on an error path. [Bug 1717186]

2007-06-30  Zoran Vasiljevic <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclThread.c: Prevent RemeberSyncObj() from growing the sync
	object lists by reusing already free'd slots, if possible. See
	discussion on Bug 1726873 for more information.

2007-06-29  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/DictObj.3 (Tcl_DictObjDone): Improved documentation of this
	function to make it clearer how to use it. [Bug 1710795]

2007-06-29  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclAlloc.c:		on Darwin, ensure memory allocated by
	* generic/tclThreadAlloc.c:	the custom TclpAlloc()s is aligned to
	16 byte boundaries (as is the case with the Darwin system malloc).

	* generic/tclGetDate.y: use ckalloc/ckfree instead of malloc/free.
	* generic/tclDate.c:	bison 1.875e

	* generic/tclBasic.c (TclEvalEx): fix warnings.

	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: better support for renamed tcl
	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/default.pbxuser: source dir; add 10.5 SDK build
	* macosx/Tcl-Common.xcconfig:		config; remove tclMathOp.c.

	* macosx/README: document Tcl.xcodeproj changes.

2007-06-28  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:		Removed dead code, including the
	* generic/tclExecute.c:		entire file tclMathOp.c.
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclMathOp.c (removed):
	* generic/tclTestObj.c:
	* win/tclWinFile.c:

	* unix/	Updated to reflect deletion of tclMathOp.c.
	* win/
	* win/makefile.bc:
	* win/

2007-06-28  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	  Silence constness warnings for TclStackFree
	* generic/tclCompCmds.c:  when building with msvc.
	* generic/tclFCmd.c:
	* generic/tclIOCmd.c:
	* generic/tclTrace.c:

2007-06-28  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclVar.c (UnsetVarStruct): fix possible segfault.

2007-06-27  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclTrace.c:	Corrected broken trace reversal logic in
	* generic/tclTest.c:	TclCheckInterpTraces that led to infinite loop
	* tests/trace.test:	when multiple Tcl_CreateTrace traces were set
	and one of them did not fire due to level restrictions. [Bug 1743931]

2007-06-26  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c (TclEvalEx):	Moved some arrays from the C
	stack to the Tcl stack.

2007-06-26  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclVar.c (UnsetVarStruct): more streamlining.

2007-06-25  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Safety checks to avoid crashes in the
	TclStack* routines when called with an incompletely initialized
	interp. [Bug 1743302]

2007-06-25  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclVar.c (UnsetVarStruct): fixing incomplete change, more

2007-06-24  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclVar.c (TclDeleteCompiledLocalVars): removed inlining that
	ended up not really optimising (limited benchmarks). Now calling
	UnsetVarStruct (streamlined old code is #ifdef'ed out, in case better
	benchmarks do show a difference).

	* generic/tclVar.c (UnsetVarStruct): fixed a leak introduced in last

2007-06-23  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclVar.c (UnsetVarStruct, TclDeleteVars): made the logic
	slightly clearer, eliminated some duplicated code.

	*** POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY *** (tclInt.h and Var struct users)
	The core never builds VAR_LINK variable to have traces. Such a
	"monster", should one exist, will now have its unset traces called
	*before* it is unlinked.

2007-06-23  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* macosx/tclMacOSXNotify.c (AtForkChild): don't call CoreFoundation
	APIs after fork() on systems where that would lead to an abort().

2007-06-22  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Revised TclStackRealloc() signature to better
	* generic/tclInt.h:	parallel (and fall back on) Tcl_Realloc.

	* generic/tclNamesp.c (TclResetShadowesCmdRefs):	Replaced
	ckrealloc based allocations with TclStackRealloc allocations.

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c:	More conversions to use TclStackAlloc.
	* generic/tclScan.c:

2007-06-21  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	 Move most instances of the Tcl_Parse struct
	* generic/tclCompExpr.c: off the C stack and onto the Tcl stack. This
	* generic/tclCompile.c:	 is a rather large struct (> 3kB).
	* generic/tclParse.c:

2007-06-21  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c (TEOvI):		Made sure that leave traces
	* generic/tclExecute.c (INST_INVOKE):	that were created during
	* tests/trace.test (trace-36.2):	execution of an originally
	untraced command do not fire [Bug 1740962], partial fix.

2007-06-21  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tcl.h, generic/tclCompile.h, generic/tclCompile.c: Remove
	references in comments to obsolete {expand} notation. [Bug 1740859]

2007-06-20  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclVar.c: streamline namespace vars deletion: only compute
	the variable's full name if the variable is traced.

2007-06-20  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.decls: Revised the interfaces of the routines
	* generic/tclExecute.c: TclStackAlloc and TclStackFree to make them
	easier for callers to use (or more precisely, harder to misuse).
	TclStackFree now takes a (void *) argument which is the pointer
	intended to be freed. TclStackFree will panic if that's not actually
	the memory the call will free. TSA/TSF also now tolerate receiving
	(interp == NULL), in which case they simply fall back to be calls to

	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:	make genstubs

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Updated callers
	* generic/tclCmdAH.c:
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c:
	* generic/tclCompCmds.c:
	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:
	* generic/tclCompile.c:
	* generic/tclFCmd.c:
	* generic/tclFileName.c:
	* generic/tclIOCmd.c:
	* generic/tclIndexObj.c:
	* generic/tclInterp.c:
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:
	* generic/tclProc.c:
	* generic/tclTrace.c:
	* unix/tclUnixPipe.c:

2007-06-20  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* tools/tcltk-man2html.tcl: revamp of html doc output to use CSS,
	standardized headers, subheaders, dictionary sorting of names.

2007-06-18  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* tools/tcltk-man2html.tcl: clean up copyright merging and output.
	clean up coding constructs.

2007-06-18  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (InfoFrameCmd):
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (Tcl_SwitchObjCmd):
	* generic/tclCompile.c (TclInitCompileEnv):
	* generic/tclProc.c (Tcl_ProcObjCmd, SetLambdaFromAny): Moved the
	CmdFrame off the C stack and onto the Tcl stack.

	* generic/tclExecute.c (TEBC):	Moved the CmdFrame off the C stack and
	onto the Tcl stack, between the catch and the execution stacks

2007-06-18  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c (TclEvalEx,TclEvalObjEx):	Moved the CmdFrame off
	the C stack and onto the Tcl stack.

2007-06-17  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclProc.c (TclObjInterpProcCore): Minor fixes to make
	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclExecuteByteCode): compilation debugging
	builds work again. [Bug 1738542]

2007-06-16  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclProc.c (TclObjInterpProcCore): Use switch instead of a
	chain of if's for a modest performance gain and a little more clarity.

2007-06-15  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c:  Simplified [variable] compiler and executor.
	* generic/tclExecute.c:	  Missed updates to "there is always a valid

	* generic/tclCompile.c: reverted TclEvalObjvInternal and INST_INVOKE
	* generic/tclExecute.c: to essentially what they were previous to the
	* generic/tclBasic.c:	commit of 2007-04-03 [Patch 1693802] and the
	subsequent optimisations, as they break the new trace tests described

	* generic/trace.test: added tests 36 to 38 for dynamic trace creation
	and addition. These tests expose a change in dynamics due to a recent
	round of optimisations. The "correct" behaviour is not described in
	docs nor TIP 62.

2007-06-14  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.decls:	  Modif to the internals of TclObjInterpProc
	* generic/tclInt.h:	  to reduce stack consumption and improve task
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:  separation. Changes the interface of
	* generic/tclProc.c:	  TclObjInterpProcCore (patching TclOO

	* generic/tclProc.c (TclObjInterpProcCore): simplified obj management
	in wrongNumArgs calls.

2007-06-14  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompile.c: SetByteCodeFromAny() can no longer return any
	* generic/tclExecute.c: code other than TCL_OK, so remove code that
	* generic/tclProc.c:	formerly handled exceptional codes.

2007-06-13  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclCompEvalObj): missed update to "there is
	always a valid frame".

	* generic/tclProc.c (TclObjInterpProcCore): call TEBC directly instead
	of going through TclCompEvalObj - no need to check the compilation's
	freshness, this has already been done. This improves speed and should
	also provide some relief to [Bug 1066755].

2007-06-12  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c (Tcl_CreateInterp): Turn the [info] command into
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (TclInitInfoCmd):	 an ensemble, making it easier
	for third-party code to plug into.

	* generic/tclIndexObj.c (Tcl_WrongNumArgs):
	* generic/tclNamesp.c, generic/tclInt.h (tclEnsembleCmdType): Make
	Tcl_WrongNumArgs do replacement correctly with ensembles and other
	sorts of complex replacement strategies.

2007-06-11  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c:	 comments added to explain iPtr->numLevels

	* generic/tclNamesp.c:	 tweaks to Tcl_GetCommandFromObj and
	* generic/tclObj.c:	 TclGetNamespaceFromObj; modified the usage of
	structs ResolvedCmdName and ResolvedNsname so that the field refNsPtr
	is NULL for fully qualified names.

2007-06-10  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	 Further TEOvI split, creating a new
	* generic/tclCompile.h:	 TclEvalObjvKnownCommand() function to handle
	* generic/tclExecute.c:	 commands that are already known and are not
	traced. INST_INVOKE now calls into this function instead of inlining
	parts of TEOvI. Same perf, better isolation.

	***POTENTIAL INCOMPAT*** There is a subtle issue with the timing of
	execution traces that is changed here - first change appeared in my
	commit of 2007-04-03 [Patch 1693802], which caused some divergence
	between compiled and non-compiled code.

2007-06-10  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* README: updated links. [Bug 1715081]

	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclExecuteByteCode): restore support for
	INST_CALL_BUILTIN_FUNC1 and INST_CALL_FUNC1 bytecodes to support 8.4-
	precompiled sources (math functions). [Bug 1720895]

2007-06-10  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:
	* generic/tclObj.c:
	* generic/tclvar.c: new macros TclGetCurrentNamespace() and
	TclGetGlobalNamespace(); Tcl_GetCommandFromObj and
	TclGetNamespaceFromObj rewritten to make the logic clearer; slightly
	faster too.

2007-06-09  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (INST_INVOKE): isolated two vars to the small
	block where they are actually used.

	* generic/tclObj.c (Tcl_GetCommandFromObj): rewritten to make the
	logic clearer; slightly faster too.

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Split TEOv in two, by separating a processor
	for non-TCL_OK returns. Also split TEOvI in a full version that
	handles non-existing and traced commands, and a separate shorter
	version for the regular case.

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Moved the generation of command strings for
	* generic/tclTrace.c:	traces: previously in Tcl_EvalObjv(), now in
	TclCheck[Interp|Execution]Traces(). Also insured that the strings are
	properly NUL terminated at the correct length. [Bug 1693986]

	The functions TclCheckInterpTraces() and TclCheckExecutionTraces() (in
	internal stubs) used to be noops if the command string was NULL, this
	is not true anymore: if the command string is NULL, they generate an
	appropriate string from (objc,objv) and use it to call the traces. The
	caller might as well not call them with a NULL string if he was
	expecting a noop.

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Extend usage of TclLimitReady() and
	* generic/tclExecute.c: (new) TclLimitExceeded() macros.
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclInterp.c:

	* generic/tclInt.h:	New TclCleanupCommandMacro for core usage.
	* generic/tclBasic.c:
	* generic/tclExecute.c:
	* generic/tclObj.c:

2007-06-09 Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: add new

2007-06-08  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (Tcl_StringObjCmd): Changed [string first] and
	* doc/string.n: [string last] so that they have clearer descriptions
	for those people who know the adage about needles and haystacks. This
	follows suggestions on comp.lang.tcl...

2007-06-06  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclParse.c: fix for uninit read. [Bug 1732414]

2007-06-06  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: add settings for Fix&Continue.

	* unix/ (Darwin):		add plist for tclsh; link the
	* unix/  (Darwin):		Tcl and tclsh plists into
	* macosx/ (new):	their binaries in all cases.
	* macosx/Tcl-Common.xcconfig:

	* unix/tcl.m4 (Darwin): fix CF checks in fat 32&64bit builds.
	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59

2007-06-05  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Added interp flag value ERR_LEGACY_COPY to
	* generic/tclInt.h:	control the timing with which the global
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:	variables ::errorCode and ::errorInfo get
	* generic/tclProc.c:	updated after an error. This keeps more
	* generic/tclResult.c:	precise compatibility with Tcl 8.4.
	* tests/result.test (result-6.2):	[Bug 1649062]

2007-06-05  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclExecute.c: Tcl-stack reform, [Patch 1701202]

2007-06-03  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/ add datarootdir to silence autoconf-2.6x warning.

2007-05-30  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Removed code that dealt with
	* generic/tclCompile.c: TCL_TOKEN_EXPAND_WORD tokens representing
	* generic/tclCompile.h: expanded literal words. These sections were
	mostly in place to enable [info frame] to discover line information in
	expanded literals. Since the parser now generates a token for each
	post-expansion word referring to the right location in the original
	script string, [info frame] gets all the data it needs.

	* generic/tclInt.h:	Revised the parser so that it never produces
	* generic/tclParse.c:	TCL_TOKEN_EXPAND_WORD tokens when parsing an
	* tests/parse.test:	expanded literal word; that is, something like
	{*}{x y z}. Instead, generate the series of TCL_TOKEN_SIMPLE_WORD
	tokens to represent the words that expansion of the literal string
	produces. [RFE 1725186]

2007-05-29  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixThrd.c (Tcl_JoinThread): fix for 64-bit handling of
	pthread_join exit return code storage. [Bug 1712723]

2007-05-22  Don Porter	<[email protected]>


	* unix/configure:	autoconf-2.59 (FC6 fork)
	* win/configure:

	* README:		Bump version number to 8.5b1
	* generic/tcl.h:
	* library/init.tcl:
	* tools/
	* unix/
	* unix/tcl.spec:
	* win/

2007-05-18  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* unix/configure:	autoconf-2.59 (FC6 fork)
	* win/configure:

	* README:		Bump version number to 8.5a7
	* generic/tcl.h:
	* library/init.tcl:
	* tools/
	* unix/
	* unix/tcl.spec:
	* win/

	* generic/tclParse.c:	Disable and remove the ALLOW_EXPAND sections
	* tests/info.test:	that continued to support the deprecated
	* tests/mathop.test:	{expand} syntax. Updated the few remaining
	users of that syntax in the test suite.

2007-05-17  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclLimitReady): Created a macro version of
	Tcl_LimitReady just for TEBC, to reduce the amount of times that the
	bytecode engine calls out to external functions on the critical path.
	* generic/tclInterp.c (Tcl_LimitReady): Added note to remind anyone
	doing maintenance that there is a macro version to update.

2007-05-17  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tcl.decls: workaround 'make checkstubs' failures from
	tclStubLib.c MODULE_SCOPE revert. [Bug 1716117]

2007-05-16  Joe English	 <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclStubLib.c:	 Change Tcl_InitStubs(), tclStubsPtr, and the
	auxilliary stubs table pointers back to public visibility.

	These symbols need to be exported so that stub-enabled extensions may
	be statically linked into an extended tclsh or Big Wish with a
	dynamically-linked libtcl. [Bug 1716117]

2007-05-15  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* win/configure:	autoconf-2.59 (FC6 fork)

	* library/reg/pkgIndex.tcl:	Bump to registry 1.2.1 to account for
	* win/		[Bug 1682211] fix.
	* win/makefile.bc:
	* win/tclWinReg.c:

2007-05-11  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.h: Removed TclEvalObjEx and TclGetSrcInfoForPc from
	tclInt.h now they are in the internal stubs table.

2007-05-09  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.h:	TclFinalizeThreadAlloc() is always defined, so
	make sure it is also always declared (with MODULE_SCOPE).

2007-05-09  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.h: fix warning when building threaded with -DPURIFY.

	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: add 'DebugUnthreaded' &
	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/default.pbxuser: 'DebugLeaks' configs and env
	var settings needed to run the 'leaks' tool.

2007-05-07  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	[Tcl Bug 1706140]

	* generic/tclLink.c (LinkTraceProc):	Update Tcl_VarTraceProcs so
	* generic/tclNamesp.c (Error*Read):	they call Tcl_InterpDeleted()
	* generic/tclTrace.c (Trace*Proc):	for themselves, and do not
	* generic/tclUtil.c (TclPrecTraceProc): rely on (frequently buggy)
	setting of the TCL_INTERP_DESTROYED flag by the trace core.

	* generic/tclVar.c:	Update callers of TclCallVarTraces to not pass
	in the TCL_INTERP_DESTROYED flag. Also apply filters so that public
	routines only pass documented flag values down to lower level routines

	* generic/tclTrace.c (TclCallVarTraces):	The setting of the
	TCL_INTERP_DESTROYED flag is now done entirely within the
	TclCallVarTraces routine, the only place it can be done right.

2007-05-06  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.h (ExtraFrameInfo): Create a new mechanism for
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (InfoFrameCmd): conveying what information needs
	to be added to the results of [info frame] to replace the hack that
	was there before.
	* generic/tclProc.c (Tcl_ApplyObjCmd): Use the new mechanism for the
	[apply] command, the only part of Tcl itself that needs it (so far).

	* generic/tclInt.decls (TclEvalObjEx, TclGetSrcInfoForPc): Expose
	these two functions through the internal stubs table, necessary for
	extensions that need to integrate deeply with TIP#280.

2007-05-05  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* win/tclWinFile.c (TclpGetUserHome):	Squelch type-pun warnings in
	* win/tclWinInit.c (TclpSetVariables):	Win-specific code not found
	* win/tclWinReg.c (AppendSystemError):	during earlier work on Unix.

2007-05-04  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIO.c (TclFinalizeIOSubsystem): Added an initializer to
	silence a spurious gcc warning about use of an uninitialized
	* tests/encoding.test: Modified so that encoding tests happen in a
	private namespace, to avoid polluting the global one. This problem was
	discovered when running the test suite '-singleproc 1 -skip exec.test'
	because the 'path' variable in encoding.test conflicted with the one
	in io.test.
	* tests/io.test: Made more of the working variables private to the

2007-05-02  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclTest.c (SimpleMatchInDirectory): Corrected a refcount
	imbalance that affected the filesystem-[147]* tests in the test suite.
	Thanks to Don Porter for the patch. [Bug 1710707]
	* generic/tclPathObj.c (Tcl_FSJoinPath, Tcl_FSGetNormalizedPath):
	Corrected several memory leaks that caused refcount imbalances
	resulting in memory leaks on Windows. Thanks to Joe Mistachkin for the

2007-05-01  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclVar.c (TclPtrSetVar): fixed leak whenever newvaluePtr had
	refCount 0 and was used for appending (but not lappending). Thanks to
	mistachkin and kbk. [Bug 1710710]

2007-05-01  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIO.c (DeleteChannelTable): Made changes so that
	DeleteChannelTable tries to close all open channels, not just the
	first. [Bug 1710285]
	* generic/tclThread.c (TclFinalizeSynchronization): Make sure that TSD
	blocks get freed on non-threaded builds. [Bug 1710825]
	* tests/utf.test (utf-25.1--utf-25.4): Modified tests to clean up
	after the 'testobj' extension to avoid spurious reports of memory

2007-05-01  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (STR_MAP): When [string map] has a pure dict map,
	a missing Tcl_DictObjDone() call led to a memleak. [Bug 1710709]

2007-04-30  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/ add 'tclsh' dependency to install targets that
	rely on tclsh, fixes parallel 'make install' from empty build dir.

2007-04-30  Andreas Kupries <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIO.c (FixLevelCode): Corrected reference count
	mismanagement of newlevel, newcode. Changed to allocate the Tcl_Obj's
	as late as possible, and only when actually needed. [Bug 1705778, leak

2007-04-30  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclProc.c (Tcl_ProcObjCmd, SetLambdaFromAny): Corrected
	reference count mismanagement on the name of the source file in the
	TIP 280 code. [Bug 1705778, leak K02 among other manifestations]

2007-04-25  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	*** 8.5a6 TAGGED FOR RELEASE ***

	* generic/tclProc.c (TclObjInterpProcCore): Only allocate objects for
	error message generation when associated with argument names that are
	really used. [Bug 1705778, leak K15]

2007-04-25  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIOUtil.c (Tcl_FSChdir): Changed the memory management so
	that the path returned from Tcl_FSGetNativePath is not duplicated
	before being stored as the current directory, to avoid a memory leak.
	[Bug 1705778, leak K01 among other manifestations]

2007-04-25  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c (ParseExpr):	Revised to be sure that an
	error return doesn't prevent all literals getting placed on the
	litList to be returned to the caller for freeing. Corrects some
	memleaks. [Bug 1705778, leak K23]

2007-04-25  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/ (dist): add macosx/*.xcconfig files to src dist;
	copy license.terms to dist macosx dir; fix autoheader bits.

2007-04-24  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclListObj.c: reverting [Patch 738900] (committed on
	2007-04-20). Causes some Tk test breakage of unknown importance, but
	the impact of the patch itself is likely to be so small that it does
	not warrant investigation at this time.

2007-04-24  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclDictObj.c (DictKeysCmd): Rewrote so that the lock on the
	internal representation of a dict is only set when necessary. [Bug
	1705778, leak K04]
	(DictFilterCmd): Added code to drop the lock in the trivial match
	case. [Bug 1705778, leak K05]

2007-04-24  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBinary.c: Addressed several code paths where the error
	return from the 'binary format' command leaked the result buffer.
	* generic/tclListObj.c (TclLsetFlat): Fixed a bug where the new list
	under construction was leaked in the error case. [Bug 1705778, leaks
	K13 and K14]

2007-04-24  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* unix/ (dist): add platform library package to src dist

2007-04-24  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c (ParseExpr): Memory leak in error case; the
	literal Tcl_Obj was not getting freed. [Bug 1705778, leak #1 (new)]

	* generic/tclNamesp.c (Tcl_DeleteNamespace):	Corrected flaw in the
	flag marking scheme to be sure that global namespaces are freed when
	their interp is deleted. [Bug 1705778]

2007-04-24  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclExecuteByteCode): Plugged six memory leaks
	in bignum arithmetic.
	* generic/tclIOCmd.c (Tcl_ReadObjCmd): Plugged a leak of the buffer
	object if the physical read returned an error and the bypass area had
	no message.
	* generic/tclIORChan.c (TclChanCreateObjCmd): Plugged a leak of the
	return value from the "initialize" method of a channel handler.
	(All of the above under [Bug 1705778])

2007-04-23  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCkalloc.c: fix warnings from gcc build configured with
	* generic/tclCompile.c: --enable-64bit --enable-symbols=all.
	* generic/tclExecute.c:

	* unix/tclUnixFCmd.c: add workaround for crashing bug in fts_open()
	* unix/tclUnixInit.c: without FTS_NOSTAT on 64bit Darwin 8 or earlier.

	* unix/tclLoadDyld.c (TclpLoadMemory): fix (void*) arithmetic.

	* macosx/Tcl-Common.xcconfig: enable more warnings.

	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: add 'DebugMemCompile' build
	configuration that calls configure with --enable-symbols=all; override
	configure check for __attribute__((__visibility__("hidden"))) in Debug
	configuration to restore availability of ZeroLink.

	* macosx/tclMacOSXNotify.c: fix warnings.

	* macosx/tclMacOSXFCmd.c: const fixes.

	* macosx/Tcl-Common.xcconfig:	fix whitespace.
	* macosx/Tcl-Debug.xcconfig:
	* macosx/Tcl-Release.xcconfig:
	* macosx/README:

	* macosx/GNUmakefile:		fix/add copyright and license refs.
	* macosx/tclMacOSXBundle.c:
	* macosx/
	* macosx/Tcl.xcode/project.pbxproj:
	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj:

	* unix/ install license.terms into Tcl.framework.
	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59

2007-04-23  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclVar.c (UnsetVarStruct):	Make sure the
	TCL_INTERP_DESTROYED flags gets passed to unset trace routines so they
	can respond appropriately. [Bug 1705778, leak #9]

2007-04-23  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompile.c (TclFreeCompileEnv): Tip 280's new field
	extCmdMapPtr was not being freed. [Bug 1705778, leak #1]

2007-04-23  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileUpvarCmd): Plugged a memory leak in
	'upvar' when compiling (a) upvar outside a proc, (b) upvar with a
	syntax error, or (c) upvar where the frame index is not known at
	compile time.
	* generic/tclCompExpr.c (ParseExpr): Plugged a memory leak when
	parsing expressions that contain syntax errors.
	* generic/tclEnv.c (ReplaceString): Clear memory correctly when
	growing the cache to avoid reads of uninitialised data.
	* generic/tclIORChan.c (TclChanCreateObjCmd, FreeReflectedChannel):
	Plugged two memory leaks.
	* generic/tclStrToD.c (AccumulateDecimalDigit): Fixed a mistake where
	we'd run beyond the end of the 'pow10_wide' array if a number begins
	with a string of more than 'maxpow10_wide' zeroes.
	* generic/tclTest.c (Testregexpobjcmd): Removed an invalid access
	beyond the end of 'objv' in 'testregexp -about'.
	All of these issues reported under [Bug 1705778] - detected with the
	existing test suite, no new regression tests required.

2007-04-22  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclVar.c (TclDeleteNamespaceVars): fixed access to freed
	memory detected by valgrind: Tcl_GetCurrentNamespace was being
	called after freeing root CallFrame (on interp deletion).

2007-04-20  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclListObj.c (SetListFromAny): avoid discarding internal
	reps of objects converted to singleton lists. [Patch 738900]

2007-04-20  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* doc/clock.n: Corrected a silly error (transposed 'uppercase' and
	'lowercase' in clock.n. [Bug 1656002]
	Clarified that [clock scan] does not recognize a locale's alternative
	Deleted an entirely superfluous (and also incorrect) remark about the
	effect of Daylight Saving Time on relative times in [clock scan]. [Bug
	* library/clock.tcl: Corrected an error in skipping over the %Ey field
	on input.
	* library/msgs/ja.msg:
	* tools/loadICU.tcl: Corrected several localisation faults in the
	Japanese locale (most notably, incorrect dates for the Emperors'
	eras). Many thanks to SourceForge user 'nyademo' for pointing this out
	and developing a fix. [Bug 1637471]
	* generic/tclPathObj.c: Corrected a 'const'ness fault that caused
	bitter complaints from MSVC.
	* tests/clock.test (clock-40.1, clock-58.1, clock-59.1): Corrected a
	test case that depended on ":localtime" being able to handle dates
	prior to the Posix epoch. [Bug 1618445] Added a test case for the
	dates of the Japanese emperors. [Bug 1637471] Added a regression test
	for military time zone input conversion. [Bug 1586828]
	* generic/tclGetDate.y (MilitaryTable): Fixed an ancient bug where the
	military NZA time zones had the signs reversed. [Bug 1586828]
	* generic/tclDate.c: Regenerated.
	* doc/Notifier.3: Documented Tcl_SetNotifier and Tcl_ServiceModeHook.
	Quite against my better judgment. [Bug 414933]
	* generic/tclBasic.c, generic/tclCkalloc.c, generic/tclClock.c:
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c, generic/tclCmdMZ.c, generic/tclFCmd.c:
	* generic/tclFileName.c, generic/tclInterp.c, generic/tclIO.c:
	* generic/tclIOUtil.c, generic/tclNamesp.c, generic/tclObj.c:
	* generic/tclPathObj.c, generic/tclPipe.c, generic/tclPkg.c:
	* generic/tclResult.c, generic/tclTest.c, generic/tclTestObj.c:
	* generic/tclVar.c, unix/tclUnixChan.c, unix/tclUnixTest.c:
	* win/tclWinLoad.c, win/tclWinSerial.c: Replaced commas in varargs
	with string concatenation where possible. [Patch 1515234]
	* library/tzdata/America/Tegucigalpa:
	* library/tzdata/Asia/Damascus: Olson's tzdata 2007e.

2007-04-19  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/regcomp.c, generic/regc_cvec.c, generic/regc_lex.c,
	* generic/regc_locale.c: Improve the const-correctness of the RE

2007-04-18  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (INST_LSHIFT): fixed a mistake introduced in
	version 1.266 ('=' became '=='), which effectively turned the block
	that handles native shifts into dead code. This explains why the
	testsuite did not pick this mistake. Rewrote to make the intention

	* generic/tclInt.h (TclDecrRefCount): change the order of the
	branches, use empty 'if ; else' to handle use in unbraced outer
	if/else conditions (as already done in tcl.h)

	* generic/tclExecute.c: slight changes in Tcl_Obj management.

2007-04-17  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* library/clock.tcl: Fixed the naming of
	::tcl::clock::ReadZoneinfoFile because (yoicks!) it was in the global
	* doc/clock.n: Clarified the cases in which legacy time zone is
	recognized. [Bug 1656002]

2007-04-17  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: fixed checkInterp logic [Bug 1702212]

2007-04-16  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* various (including generic/tclTest.c): Complete the purge of K&R
	function definitions from manually-written code.

2007-04-15  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c: added a cast to silence a compiler error on
	* library/clock.tcl: Restored unique-prefix matching of keywords on
	the [clock] command. [Bug 1690041]
	* tests/clock.test: Added rudimentary test cases for unique-prefix
	matching of keywords.

2007-04-14  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: removed some code at INST_EXPAND_SKTOP that
	duplicates functionality already present at checkForCatch.

2007-04-12  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: new macros OBJ_AT_TOS, OBJ_UNDER_TOS,
	OBJ_AT_DEPTH(n) and CURR_DEPTH that remove all direct references to
	tosPtr from TEBC (after initialisation and the code at the label

2007-04-11  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c: moved all exceptDepth management to the
	macros - the decreasing half was managed by hand.

2007-04-10  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.h (TclNewLiteralStringObj): New macro to make
	allocating literal string objects (i.e. objects whose value is a
	constant string) easier and more efficient, by allowing the omission
	of the length argument. Based on [Patch 1529526] (afredd)
	* generic/*.c: Make use of this (in many files).

2007-04-08  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompile (tclInstructionTable): Fixed bugs in description
	of dict instructions.

2007-04-07  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompile (tclInstructionTable): Fixed bug in description

	* generic/tclExecute.c (TEBC): Small code reduction.

2007-04-06  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (TEBC):
	* generic/tclNamespace.c (NsEnsembleImplementationCmd):
	* generic/tclProc.c (InitCompiledLocals, ObjInterpProcEx)
	(TclObjInterpProcCore, ProcCompileProc): Code reordering to reduce
	branching and improve branch prediction (assume that forward branches
	are typically not taken).

2007-04-03  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: INST_INVOKE optimisation. [Patch 1693802]

2007-04-03  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclNamesp.c:	Revised ErrorCodeRead and ErrorInfoRead trace
	routines so they guarantee the ::errorCode and ::errorInfo variable
	always appear to exist. [Bug 1693252]

2007-04-03  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.decls:	 Moved TclGetNamespaceFromObj() to the
	* generic/tclInt.h:	 internal stubs table; regen.
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:

2007-04-02  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	  Added bytecode compilers for the variable
	* generic/tclCompCmds.c:  linking commands: 'global', 'variable',
	* generic/tclCompile.h:	  'upvar', 'namespace upvar' [Patch 1688593]
	* generic/tclExecute.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclVar.c:

2007-04-02  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Replace arrays on the C stack and ckalloc
	* generic/tclExecute.c: calls with TclStackAlloc calls to use memory
	* generic/tclFCmd.c:	on Tcl's evaluation stack.
	* generic/tclFileName.c:
	* generic/tclIOCmd.c:
	* generic/tclIndexObj.c:
	* generic/tclInterp.c:
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:
	* generic/tclTrace.c:
	* unix/tclUnixPipe.c:

2007-04-01  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompile.c (TclCompileScript, TclPrintInstruction):
	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclExecuteByteCode): Changed the definition of
	INST_START_CMD so that it knows how many commands start at the current
	location. This makes the interpreter command counter correct without
	requiring a large number of instructions to be issued. (See my change
	from 2007-01-19 for what triggered this.)

2007-03-30  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompile.c:
	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:
	* generic/tclCompCmds.c:	Replace arrays on the C stack and
	ckalloc calls with TclStackAlloc calls to use memory on Tcl's
	evaluation stack.

	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c:	Revised [string to* $s $first $last]
	implementation to reduce number of allocs/copies.

	* tests/string.test:  More [string reverse] tests.

2007-03-30  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: optimise the lookup of elements of indexed

2007-03-29  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclProc.c (Tcl_ApplyObjCmd):
	* tests/apply.test (9.3): Fixed Tcl_Obj leak on error return; an
	unneeded ref to lambdaPtr was being set and not released on an error
	return path.

2007-03-28  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (STR_REVERSE):	Implement the actual [string
	reverse] command in terms of the new TclStringObjReverse() routine.

	* generic/tclInt.h (TclStringObjReverse):	New internal routine
	* generic/tclStringObj.c (TclStringObjReverse): that implements the
	[string reverse] operation, making use of knowledge/surgery of the
	String intrep to minimize the number of allocs and copies needed to do
	the job.

2007-03-27  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (STR_MAP): Replace ckalloc calls with
	TclStackAlloc calls.

2007-03-24  Zoran Vasiljevic <[email protected]>

	* win/tclWinThrd.c: Thread exit handler marks the current thread as
	un-initialized. This allows exit handlers that are registered later to
	re-initialize this subsystem in case they need to use some sync
	primitives (cond variables) from this file again.

2007-03-23  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c (DeleteInterpProc): pop the root frame pointer
	before deleting the global namespace [Bug 1658572]

2007-03-23  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* win/ Added code to keep a Cygwin path name from leaking
	into LIBRARY_DIR when doing 'make test' or 'make runtest'.

2007-03-22  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdAH.c (Tcl_ForeachObjCmd):	Replaced arrays on the
	C stack and ckalloc calls with TclStackAlloc calls to use memory on
	Tcl's evaluation stack.

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Revised GrowEvaluationStack to take an
	argument specifying the growth required by the caller, so that a
	single reallocation / copy is the most that will ever be needed even
	when required growth is large.

2007-03-21  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: More ckalloc -> ckrealloc conversions.
	* generic/tclLiteral.c:
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:
	* generic/tclParse.c:
	* generic/tclPreserve.c:
	* generic/tclStringObj.c:
	* generic/tclUtil.c:

2007-03-20  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclEnv.c:	Some more ckalloc -> ckrealloc replacements.
	* generic/tclLink.c:

2007-03-20  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclDate.c: Rebuilt, despite Donal Fellows's comment when
	committing it that no rebuild was required.
	* generic/tclGetDate.y: According to Donal Fellows, "Introduce modern
	formatting standards; no need for rebuild of tclDate.c."

	* library/tzdata/America/Cambridge_Bay:
	* library/tzdata/America/Havana:
	* library/tzdata/America/Inuvik:
	* library/tzdata/America/Iqaluit:
	* library/tzdata/America/Pangnirtung:
	* library/tzdata/America/Rankin_Inlet:
	* library/tzdata/America/Resolute:
	* library/tzdata/America/Yellowknife:
	* library/tzdata/Asia/Choibalsan:
	* library/tzdata/Asia/Dili:
	* library/tzdata/Asia/Hovd:
	* library/tzdata/Asia/Jakarta:
	* library/tzdata/Asia/Jayapura:
	* library/tzdata/Asia/Makassar:
	* library/tzdata/Asia/Pontianak:
	* library/tzdata/Asia/Ulaanbaatar:
	* library/tzdata/Europe/Istanbul: Upgraded to Olson's tzdata2007d.

	* generic/tclListObj.c (TclLsetList, TclLsetFlat):
	* tests/lset.test: Changes to deal with shared internal representation
	for lists passed to the [lset] command. Thanks to Don Porter for
	fixing this issue. [Bug 1677512]

2007-03-19  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompile.c: Revise the various expansion routines for
	CompileEnv fields to use ckrealloc() where appropriate.

	* generic/tclBinary.c (Tcl_SetByteArrayLength): Replaced ckalloc() /
	memcpy() sequence with ckrealloc() call.

	* generic/tclBasic.c (Tcl_CreateMathFunc):	Replaced some calls to
	* generic/tclEvent.c (Tcl_CreateThread):	Tcl_Alloc() with calls
	* generic/tclObj.c (UpdateStringOfBignum):	to ckalloc(), which
	* unix/tclUnixTime.c (SetTZIfNecessary):	better supports memory
	* win/tclAppInit.c (setargv):			debugging.

2007-03-19  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/regsub.n: Corrected example so that it doesn't recommend
	potentially unsafe practice. Many thanks to Konstantin Kushnir
	<[email protected]> for reporting this.

2007-03-17  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* win/tclWinReg.c (GetKeyNames): Size the buffer for enumerating key
	names correctly, so that Unicode names exceeding 127 chars can be
	retrieved without crashing. [Bug 1682211]
	* tests/registry.test (registry-4.9): Added test case for the above

2007-03-15  Mo DeJong  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIOUtil.c (Tcl_Stat): Reimplement workaround to avoid gcc
	warning by using local variables. When the macro argument is of type
	long long instead of long, the incorrect warning is not generated.

2007-03-15  Mo DeJong  <[email protected]>

	* win/ Fully qualify LIBRARY_DIR so that `make test` does
	not depend on working dir.

2007-03-15  Mo DeJong  <[email protected]>

	* tests/parse.test: Add two backslash newline parse tests.

2007-03-12  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (INST_FOREACH_STEP4):	Make private copy of
	* tests/foreach.test (foreach-10.1):	value list to be assigned to
	variables so that shimmering of that list doesn't lead to invalid
	pointers. [Bug 1671087]

	* generic/tclEvent.c (HandleBgErrors):	Make efficient private copy
	* tests/event.test (event-5.3): of the command prefix for the interp's
	background error handling command to avoid panics due to pointers to
	memory invalid after shimmering. [Bug 1670155]

	* generic/tclNamesp.c (NsEnsembleImplementationCmd):	Make efficient
	* tests/namespace.test (namespace-42.8):	private copy of the
	command prefix as we invoke the command appropriate to a particular
	subcommand of a particular ensemble to avoid panic due to shimmering
	of the List intrep. [Bug 1670091]

	* generic/tclVar.c (TclArraySet):	Make efficient private copy of
	* tests/var.test (var-17.1):	the "list" argument to [array set] to
	avoid crash due to shimmering invalidating pointers. [Bug 1669489]

2007-03-12  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (Tcl_LsortObjCmd): Fix problems with declaration
	positioning and memory leaks. [Bug 1679072]

2007-03-11  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (Tcl_LreverseObjCmd): Ensure that a list is
	correctly reversed even if its internal representation is shared
	without the object itself being shared. [Bug 1675044]

2007-03-10  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL (Tcl_LsortObjCmd): changed fix to [Bug 1675116] to
	use the cheaper TclListObjCopy() instead of Tcl_DuplicateObj().

2007-03-09  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* library/platform/shell.tcl: Made more robust if an older platform
	* library/platform/pkgIndex.tcl: package is present in the inspected
	* unix/ shell. Package forget it to prevent errors. Bumped
	* win/ package version to 1.1.3, and updated the Makefiles
	installing it as Tcl Module.

2007-03-09  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (Tcl_LsortObjCmd): Handle tricky case with loss
	* tests/cmdIL.test (cmdIL-1.29):	of list rep during sorting due
	to shimmering. [Bug 1675116]

2007-03-09  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* library/clock.tcl (ReadZoneinfoFile): Added Y2038 compliance to the
	code for version-2 'zoneinfo' files.
	* tests/clock.test (clock-56.3): Added a test case for Y2038 and
	'zoneinfo'. Modified test initialisation to use the
	'loadTestedCommands' function of tcltest to bring in the correct path
	for the registry library.

2007-03-08  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclListObj.c (TclLsetList):	Rewrite so that the routine
	itself does not do any direct intrep surgery. Better isolates those
	things into the implementation of the "list" Tcl_ObjType.

2007-03-08  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclListObj.c (TclLindexList, TclLindexFlat): Moved these
	functions to tclListObj.c from tclCmdIL.c to mirror the way that the
	equivalent functions for [lset]'s guts are arranged.

2007-03-08  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* library/clock.tcl: Further tweaks to the Windows time zone table
	(restoring missing Mexican time zones). Added rudimentary handling of
	version-2 'zoneinfo' files. Update US DST rules so that zones such as
	'EST5EDT' get the correct transition dates.
	* tests/clock.test: Added rudimentary test cases for 'zoneinfo'
	parsing. Adjusted several tests that depended on obsolete US DST
	transition rules.

2007-03-07  Daniel Steffen  <d[email protected]>

	* macosx/tclMacOSXNotify.c: add spinlock debugging and sanity checks.

	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: ensure gcc version used by
	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/default.pbxuser: Xcode and configure/make are
	* macosx/Tcl-Common.xcconfig:		consistent and independent of
	gcc_select default and CC env var; fixes for Xcode 3.0.

	* unix/tcl.m4 (Darwin): s/CFLAGS/CPPFLAGS/ in macosx-version-min check
	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59

2007-03-07  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (TclLindex*):	Rewrites to make efficient
	private copies of the list and indexlist arguments, so we can operate
	on the list elements directly with no fear of shimmering effects.
	Replaces defensive coding schemes that are otherwise required. End
	result is that TclLindexList is entirely a wrapper around
	TclLindexFlat, which is now the core engine of all [lindex]

	* generic/tclObj.c (Tcl_AppendAllObjTypes):	Converted to simpler
	list validity test.

2007-03-07  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclRegexp.c (TclRegAbout): Generate information about a
	regexp as a Tcl_Obj instead of as a string, which is more efficient.

2007-03-07  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* library/clock.tcl: Adjusted Windows time zone table to handle new US
	DST rules by locale rather than as Posix time zone spec.
	* tests/clock.test (clock-39.6, clock-49.2, testclock::registry):
	Adjusted tests to simulate new US rules.
	* library/tzdata/America/Indiana/Winamac:
	* library/tzdata/Europe/Istanbul:
	* library/tzdata/Pacific/Easter:
	Olson's tzdata2007c.

2007-03-05  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* library/platform/shell.tcl (::platform::shell::RUN): In the case of
	* library/platform/pkgIndex.tcl: a failure put the captured stderr
	* unix/ into the error message to aid in debugging. Bumped
	* win/ package version to 1.1.2, and updated the makefiles
	installing it as Tcl Module.

2007-03-03  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclLink.c (LinkedVar): Added macro to conceal at least some
	of the pointer hackery.

2007-03-02  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (Tcl_LreverseObjCmd):	Added missing
	TclInvalidateStringRep() call when we directly manipulate the intrep
	of an unshared "list" Tcl_Obj. [Bug 1672585]

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (Tcl_JoinObjCmd):	Revised [join] implementation
	to append Tcl_Obj's instead of strings. [RFE 1669420]

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (Info*Cmd):	Code simplifications and

2007-03-02  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompile.c (TclPrintInstruction): Added a scheme to allow
	* generic/tclCompile.h (AuxDataPrintProc):    aux-data to be printed
	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (Print*Info):	      out for debugging. For
	this to work, immediate operands referring to aux-data must be
	identified as such in the instruction descriptor table using
	OPERAND_AUX4 (all are always 4 bytes).

	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclExecuteByteCode): Rewrote the compiled
	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileDictCmd): [dict update] so that it
	* generic/tclCompile.h (DictUpdateInfo):     stores critical
	* tests/dict.test (dict-21.{14,15}):	     non-varying data in an
	aux-data value instead of a (shimmerable) literal. [Bug 1671001]

2007-03-01  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (Tcl_LinsertObjCmd):	Code simplifications
	and optimizations.

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (Tcl_LreplaceObjCmd):	Code simplifications
	and optimizations.

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (Tcl_LrangeObjCmd):	Rewrite in the same
	spirit; avoid shimmer effects rather than react to them.

	* generic/tclCmdAH.c (Tcl_ForeachObjCmd):	Stop throwing away
	* tests/foreach.test (foreach-1.14):	useful error information when
	loop variable sets fail.

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (Tcl_LassignObjCmd):	Rewrite to make an
	efficient private copy of the list argument, so we can operate on the
	list elements directly with no fear of shimmering effects. Replaces
	defensive coding schemes that are otherwise required.

	* generic/tclCmdAH.c (Tcl_ForeachObjCmd):	Rewrite to make
	efficient private copies of the variable and value lists, so we can
	operate on them without any special shimmer defense coding schemes.

2007-03-01  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileForeachCmd): Prevent an unexpected
	* tests/foreach.test (foreach-9.1):		infinite loop when the
	variable list is empty and the foreach is compiled. [Bug 1671138]

2007-02-26  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIORChan.c (FreeReflectedChannel): Added the missing
	refcount release between NewRC and FreeRC for the channel handle
	object, spotted by Don Porter. [Bug 1667990]

2007-02-26  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdAH.c (Tcl_ForeachObjCmd):	Removed surplus
	copying of the objv array that used to be a workaround for [Bug
	404865]. That bug is long fixed.

2007-02-24  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Use new interface in Tcl_EvalObjEx so that the
	recounting logic of the List internal rep need not be repeated there.
	Better encapsulation of internal details.

	* generic/tclInt.h:	New internal routine TclListObjCopy() used
	* generic/tclListObj.c: to efficiently do the equivalent of [lrange
	$list 0 end]. After some experience with this, might be a good
	candidate for exposure as a public interface. It's useful for callers
	of Tcl_ListObjGetElements() who want to control the ongoing validity
	of the returned objv pointer.

2007-02-22  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* tests/pkg.test: Added tests for the case of an alpha package
	satisfying a require for the regular package, demonstrating a corner
	case specified in TIP#280. More notes in the comments to the test.

2007-02-20  Jan Nijtmans  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.decls: Added "const" specifiers in TclSockGetPort
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h: regenerated
	* generic/*.c:
	* unix/tclUnixChan.c
	* unix/tclUnixPipe.c
	* win/tclWinPipe.c
	* win/tclWinSock.c: Added many "const" specifiers in implementation.

2007-02-20  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* doc/tcltest.n:	Typo fix. [Bug 1663539]

2007-02-20  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclFileName.c:  Handle extended paths on Windows NT and
	* generic/tclPathObj.c:	  above. These have a \\?\ prefix. [Bug
	* win/tclWinFile.c:	  1479814]
	* tests/winFCmd.test:	  Tests for extended path handling.

2007-02-19  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* unix/tcl.m4: use SHLIB_SUFFIX=".so" on HP-UX ia64 arch.
	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59

	* generic/tclIOUtil.c (Tcl_FSEvalFileEx): safe incr of objPtr ref.

2007-02-18  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/chan.n, doc/clock.n, doc/eval.n, doc/exit.n, doc/expr.n:
	* doc/interp.n, doc/open.n, doc/platform_shell.n, doc/pwd.n:
	* doc/refchan.n, doc/regsub.n, doc/scan.n, doc/tclvars.n, doc/tm.n:
	* doc/unload.n: Apply [Bug 1610310] to fix typos. Thanks to Larry
	Virden for spotting them.

	* doc/interp.n: Partial fix of [Bug 1662436]; rest requires some
	policy decisions on what should and shouldn't be safe commands from
	the "new in 8.5" set.

2007-02-13  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* tools/fix_tommath_h.tcl: Further tweaking for the x86-64. The change
	is to make 'mp_digit' be an 'unsigned int' on that platform; since
	we're using only 32 bits of it, there's no reason to make it a 64-bit
	'unsigned long.'
	* generic/tclTomMath.h: Regenerated.

2007-02-13  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/re_syntax.n: Corrected description of 'print' class [Bug
	1614687] and enhanced description of 'graph' class.

2007-02-12  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* tools/fix_tommath_h.tcl: Added code to patch out a check for
	__x86_64__ that caused Tommath to use __attributes(TI)__ for the
	mp_word type. Tetra-int's simply fail on too many gcc-glibc-OS
	combinations to be ready for shipment today, even if they work for
	some of us. This change allows reversion of das's change of 2006-08-18
	that accomplised the same thing on Darwin. [Bugs 1601380, 1603737,
	1609936, 1656265]
	* generic/tclTomMath.h: Regenerated.
	* library/tzdata/Africa/Asmara:
	* library/tzdata/Africa/Asmera:
	* library/tzdata/America/Nassau:
	* library/tzdata/Atlantic/Faeroe:
	* library/tzdata/Atlantic/Faroe:
	* library/tzdata/Australia/Eucla:
	* library/tzdata/Pacific/Easter: Rebuilt from Olson's tzdata2007b.

2007-02-09  Joe Mistachkin  <[email protected]>

	* win/nmakehlp.c: Properly cleanup after nmakehlp, including the
	* win/ vcX0.pch file.

2007-02-08  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixInit.c (TclpCheckStackSpace): do stack size checks with
	unsigned size_t to correctly validate stackSize in the 2^31+ range.
	[Bug 1654104]

2007-02-08  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclNamesp.c:	Corrected broken logic in Tcl_DeleteNamespace
	* tests/namespace.test: introduced in Patch 1577278 that caused
	[namespace delete ::] to be effective only at level #0. New test
	namespace-7.7 should prevent similar error in the future [Bug 1655305]

2007-02-06  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclNamesp.c:	Corrected broken implementation of the
	* tests/namespace.test: TclMatchIsTrivial optimization on [namespace
	children $namespace $pattern].

2007-02-04  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tcl.m4: use gcc4's __attribute__((__visibility__("hidden"))) if
	available to define MODULE_SCOPE effective on all platforms.
	* unix/ add caching to -pipe and zoneinfo checks.
	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59
	* unix/ autoheader-2.59

2007-02-03  Joe Mistachkin  <[email protected]>

	* win/ Fix platform specific file copy macros for downlevel

2007-01-29  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclResult.c: Added optimization case to TclTransferResult to
	cover common case where there's big savings over the fully general
	path. Thanks to Peter MacDonald. [Bug 1626518]

	* generic/tclLink.c:	Broken linked float logic corrected. Thanks to
	Andy Goth. [Bug 1602538]

	* doc/fcopy.n:	Typo fix. [Bug 1630627]

2007-01-28  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj:	  extract build settings that
	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/default.pbxuser:	  were common to multiple
	* macosx/Tcl-Common.xcconfig (new file):  configurations into external
	* macosx/Tcl-Debug.xcconfig (new file):	  xcconfig files; add extra
	* macosx/Tcl-Release.xcconfig (new file): configurations for building
	with SDKs and 64bit; convert legacy jam-based 'Tcl' target to native
	target with single script phase; correct syntax of build setting
	references to use $() throughout.

	* macosx/README: document new Tcl.xcodeproj configurations; other
	minor updates/corrections.

	* generic/tcl.h: update location of version numbers in macosx files.

	* macosx/Tcl.xcode/project.pbxproj: restore 'tcltest' target to
	* macosx/Tcl.xcode/default.pbxuser: working order by replicating
	applicable changes to Tcl.xcodeproj since 2006-07-20.

2007-01-25  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tcl.m4: integrate CPPFLAGS into CFLAGS as late as possible and
	move (rather than duplicate) -isysroot flags from CFLAGS to CPPFLAGS
	to avoid errors about multiple -isysroot flags from some older gcc

	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59

2007-01-22  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* compat/memcmp.c (memcmp): Reworked so that arithmetic is never
	performed upon void pointers, since that is illegal. [Bug 1631017]

2007-01-19  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompile.c (TclCompileScript): Reduce the frequency with
	which we issue INST_START_CMD, making bytecode both more compact and
	somewhat faster. The optimized case is where we would otherwise be
	issuing a sequence of those instructions; in those cases, it is only
	ever the first one encountered that could possibly trigger.

2007-01-19  Joe Mistachkin  <[email protected]>

	* tools/man2tcl.c: Include stdlib.h for exit() and improve comment
	* win/nmakehlp.c: Update usage.
	* win/ Properly build man2tcl.c for MSVC8.

2007-01-19  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* macosx/tclMacOSXFCmd.c (TclMacOSXSetFileAttribute): on some versions
	of Mac OS X, truncate() fails on resource forks, in that case use
	open() with O_TRUNC instead.

	* macosx/tclMacOSXNotify.c: accommodate changes to prototypes of
	OSSpinLock(Un)Lock API.

	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: ensure HOME and USER env vars
	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/default.pbxuser: are defined when running
						testsuite from Xcode.

	* tests/env.test: add extra system env vars that need to be preserved
	on some Mac OS X versions for testsuite to work.

	* unix/  Move libtommath defines into to
	* unix/ avoid replicating them across multiple
	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: buildsystems.

	* unix/tcl.m4: ensure CPPFLAGS env var is used when set. [Bug 1586861]
	(Darwin): add -isysroot and -mmacosx-version-min flags to CPPFLAGS
	when present in CFLAGS to avoid discrepancies between what headers
	configure sees during preprocessing tests and compiling tests.

	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59
	* unix/ autoheader-2.59

2007-01-18  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompile.c (TclCompileScript): Make sure that when parsing
	an expanded literal fails, a correct bytecode sequence is still
	issued. [Bug 1638414]. Also make sure that the start of the expansion
	bytecode sequence falls inside the span of bytecodes for a command.
	* tests/compile.test (compile-16.24): Added test for [Bug 1638414]

2007-01-17  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIO.c: Added macros to make usage of ChannelBuffers

2007-01-11  Joe English	 <[email protected]>

	* win/tcl.m4(CFLAGS_WARNING): Remove "-Wconversion". This was removed
	from unix/tcl.m4 2004-07-16 but not from here.
	* win/configure: Regenerated.

2007-01-11  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* win/ Fixes to work better on Win98. Read version numbers
	* win/nmakehlp.c:  from package index file to avoid keeping numbers in
	* win/	   the makefile where they may become de-synchronized.

2007-01-10  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/regcomp.c (compile, freev):	     Define a strategy for
	* generic/regexec.c (exec):		     managing the internal
	* generic/regguts.h (AllocVars, FreeVars):   vars of the RE engine to
	* generic/regcustom.h (AllocVars, FreeVars): reduce C stack usage.
	This will make Tcl as a whole much less likely to run out of stack

2007-01-09  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (TclCompileLindexCmd):
	* tests/lindex.test (lindex-9.2): Fix silly bug that ended up
	sometimes compiling list arguments in the wrong order. [Bug 1631364]

2007-01-03  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclDate.c: Regenerated to recover a lost fix from patthoyts.
	[Bug 1618523]

2006-12-26  Mo DeJong  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIO.c (Tcl_GetsObj): Avoid checking for for the LF in a
	possible CRLF sequence when EOF has already been found.

2006-12-26  Mo DeJong  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclEncoding.c (EscapeFromUtfProc): Clear the
	TCL_ENCODING_END flag when end bytes are written. This fix keep this
	method from writing escape bytes for an encoding like iso2022-jp
	multiple times when the escape byte overlap with the end of the IO
	* tests/io.test: Add test for escape byte overlap issue.

2006-12-19  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixThrd.c (Tcl_GetAllocMutex, TclpNewAllocMutex): Add
	intermediate variables to shut up unwanted warnings. [Bug 1618838]

2006-12-19  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixThrd.c (TclpInetNtoa): fix for 64 bit.

	* unix/tcl.m4 (Darwin): --enable-64bit: verify linking with 64bit
	-arch flag succeeds before enabling 64bit build.
	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59

2006-12-17  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* tests/macOSXLoad.test (new file): add testing of .bundle loading and
	* tests/load.test:		    unloading on Darwin (in addition
	* tests/unload.test:		    to existing tests of .dylib
	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: add building of dltest
	binaries so that testsuite run from Xcode can use them; fix testsuite
	run script
	* unix/	   add support for building dltest binaries as
	* unix/dltest/ .bundle (in addition to .dylib) on Darwin.
	* unix/ add stub lib dependency to dltest target.
	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59

	* tests/append.test: fix cleanup failure when all tests are skipped.

	* tests/chan.test (chan-16.9): cleanup chan event handler to avoid
	causing error in event.test when running testsuite with -singleproc 1.

	* tests/info.test: add !singleTestInterp constraint to tests that fail
	when running testsuite with -singleproc 1. [Bug 1605269]

2006-12-14  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/string.n: Fix example. [Bug 1615277]

2006-12-12  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Now that the new internal structs are
	in use to support operator commands, might as well make them the
	default for [expr] as well and avoid passing every parsed expression
	through the inefficient Tcl_Token array format. This addresses most
	issues in [RFE 1517602]. Assuming no performance disasters result from
	this, much dead code supporting the other implementation might now be

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Final step routing all direct evaluation forms
	* generic/tclCompExpr.c: of the operator commands through TEBC,
	* generic/tclCompile.h: dropping all the routines in tclMathOp.c.
	* generic/tclMathOp.c:	Still needs Engineering Manual attention.

2006-12-11  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Another step with all sorting operator
	* generic/tclCompExpr.c: commands now routing through TEBC via
	* generic/tclCompile.h: TclSortingOpCmd().

2006-12-08  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	 Another step down the path of re-using
	* generic/tclCompExpr.c: TclExecuteByteCode to implement the TIP 174
	* generic/tclCompile.h: commands instead of using a mass of code
	* generic/tclMathOp.c:	duplication. Now all operator commands that
	* tests/mathop.test:	demand exactly one operation are implemented
	via TclSingleOpCmd and a call to TEBC.

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c: Revised implementation of TclInvertOpCmd to
	* generic/tclMathOp.c:	perform a bytecode compile / execute sequence.
	This demonstrates a path toward avoiding mountains of code duplication
	in tclMathOp.c and tclExecute.c.

	* generic/tclCompile.h: Change TclExecuteByteCode() from static to
	* generic/tclExecute.c: MODULE_SCOPE so all files including
	tclCompile.h may call it.

	* generic/tclMathOp.c:	More revisions to make tests pass.
	* tests/mathop.test:

2006-12-08  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclNamesp.c (TclTeardownNamespace): Ensure that dying
	namespaces unstitch themselves from their referents. [Bug 1571056]
	(NsEnsembleImplementationCmd): Silence GCC warning.

	* tests/mathop.test: Full tests for & | and ^ operators

2006-12-08  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* library/tcltest/tcltest.tcl: use [info frame] for "-verbose line".

2006-12-07  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c:	Additional commits correct most
	* generic/tclExecute.c:		failing tests illustrating bugs
	* generic/tclMathOp.c:		uncovered in [Patch 1578137].

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Biggest source of TIP 174 failures was that
	the commands were not [namespace export]ed from the ::tcl::mathop
	namespace. More bits from [Patch 1578137] correct that.

	* tests/mathop.test:	Commmitted several new tests from Peter Spjuth
	found in [Patch 1578137]. Many failures now demonstrate issues to fix
	in the TIP 174 implementation.

2006-12-07  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* tests/mathop.test: Added tests for ! ~ eq operators.
	* generic/tclMathOp.c (TclInvertOpCmd): Add in check for non-integral
	numeric values.
	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (CompileCompareOpCmd): Factor out the code
	generation for the chained comparison operators.

2006-12-07  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* tests/exec.test: Fixed line endings (caused win32 problems).

2006-12-06  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c:	Revised and consolidated into utility
	* tests/mathop.test:		routines some of routines that compile
	the new TIP 174 commands. This corrects some known bugs. More to come.

2006-12-06  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* tests/expr.test (expr-47.12): Improved error reporting in hopes of
	having more information to pursue [Bug 1609936].

2006-12-05  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>


	* generic/tclBasic.c: Define tcl_platform element for pointerSize.
	* doc/tclvars.n:

	* win/ Added installation instructions for the platform
	* win/ package. Added the platform package.
	* win/makefile.bc:
	* unix/

	* tests/platform.test:
	* tests/safe.test:

	* library/platform/platform.tcl:
	* library/platform/shell.tcl:
	* library/platform/pkgIndex.tcl:

	* doc/platform.n:
	* doc/platform_shell.n:

2006-12-05  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclPkg.c:	When no requirements are supplied to a
	* tests/pkg.test:	[package require $pkg] and [package unknown]
	is invoked to find a satisfying package, pass the requirement argument
	"0-" (which means all versions are acceptable). This permits a
	registered [package unknown] command to call [package vsatisfies
	$testVersion {*}$args] without any special handling of the empty $args
	case. This fixes/avoids a bug in [::tcl::tm::UnknownHandler] that was
	causing old TM versions to be provided in preference to newer TM
	versions. Thanks to Julian Noble for discovering the issue.

2006-12-04  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>


	* generic/tclIOCmd.c (Tcl_ExecObjCmd): Added -ignorestderr option,
	* tests/exec.test, doc/exec.n:	       loosely from [Patch 1476191]

2006-12-04  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Added implementation for the
	CompileExprTree() routine that can produce expression bytecode
	directly from internal structures with no need to pass through the
	Tcl_Token array representation. Still disabled by default. #undef
	USE_EXPR_TOKENS to try it out.

2006-12-03  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Added expr parsing routines that
	produce a different set of internal structures representing the parsed
	expression, as well as routines that go on to convert those structures
	into the traditional Tcl_Token array format. Use of these routines is
	currently disabled. #undef PARSE_DIRECT_EXPR_TOKENS to enable them.
	These routines will only become really useful when more routines that
	compile directly from the new internal structures are completed.

2006-12-02  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/file.n: Clarification of [file pathtype] docs. [Bug 1606454]

2006-12-01  Kevin B. Kenny	 <[email protected]>

	* libtommath/bn_mp_add.c:	Corrected the effects of a
	* libtommath/bn_mp_div.c:	bollixed 'cvs merge' operation
	* libtommath/bncore.c:		that inadvertently committed some
	* libtommath/tommath_class.h:	half-developed code.


	* doc/mathfunc.n:	Added isqrt() function to docs
	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Added isqrt() math function (ExprIsqrtFunc)
	* tests/expr.test (expr-47.*): Added tests for isqrt()
	* tests/info.test (info-20.2): Added isqrt() to expected math funcs.

2006-12-01  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* tests/chan.test:	Correct timing sensitivity in new test. [Bug


	* doc/chan.n:		New subcommand [chan pending].
	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Thanks to Michael Cleverly for proposal
	* generic/tclInt.h:	and implementation.
	* generic/tclIOCmd.c:
	* library/init.tcl:
	* tests/chan.test:
	* tests/ioCmd.test:


	* generic/tcl.decls: Tcl_GetBignumAndClearObj -> Tcl_TakeBignumFromObj
	* generic/tclObj.c:

	* generic/tclDecls.h:	make genstubs
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Update callers.
	* generic/tclMathOp.c:

2006-11-30  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* library/tzdata: Olson's tzdata2006p.
	* libtommath/bn_mp_sqrt.c: Fixed a bug where the initial approximation
	to the square root could be on the wrong side, causing failure of

2006-11-29  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c (Tcl_AppendObjToErrorInfo):  Added
	Tcl_DecrRefCount() on the objPtr argument to plug memory leaks. This
	makes the routine a consumer, which makes it easiest to use.

2006-11-28  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c: TIP #280 implementation.
	* generic/tclCmdAH.c:
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c:
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c:
	* generic/tclCompCmds.c:
	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:
	* generic/tclCompile.c:
	* generic/tclCompile.h:
	* generic/tclExecute.c:
	* generic/tclIOUtil.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclInterp.c:
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:
	* generic/tclObj.c:
	* generic/tclProc.c:
	* tests/compile.test:
	* tests/info.test:
	* tests/platform.test:
	* tests/safe.test:

2006-11-27  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixChan.c (TclUnixWaitForFile):
	* tests/event.test (event-14.*): Corrected a bug where
	TclUnixWaitForFile would present select() with the wrong mask on an
	LP64 machine if a fd number exceeds 32. Thanks to Jean-Luc Fontaine
	for reporting and diagnosing. [Bug 1602208]

2006-11-27  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclIncrObj):	Correct failure to detect
	floating-point increment values. Thanks to William Coleda [Bug

2006-11-26  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* tests/mathop.test, doc/mathop.n: More bits and pieces of the TIP#174
	implementation. Note that the test suite is not yet complete.

2006-11-26  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tcl.m4 (Linux): --enable-64bit support.	[Patch 1597389]
	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59			[Bug 1230558]

2006-11-25  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>


	* generic/tclMathOp.c (new file): Completed the implementation of the
	interpreted versions of all the tcl::mathop commands. Moved to a new
	file to make tclCompCmds.c more focused in purpose.

2006-11-23  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompCmds.c (Tcl*OpCmd, TclCompile*OpCmd):
	* generic/tclBasic.c (Tcl_CreateInterp): Partial implementation of
	TIP#174; the commands are compiled, but (mostly) not interpreted yet.

2006-11-22  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>


	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (Tcl_StringObjCmd): Implementation of the [string
	* tests/string.test (string-25.*):	 is list] command, based on
	* doc/string.n:				 work by Joe Mistachkin, with
	enhancements by Donal Fellows for better failindex behaviour.

2006-11-22  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* tools/genWinImage.tcl (removed):	Removed two files used in
	* win/README.binary (removed):	production of binary distributions
	for Windows, a task we no longer perform. [Bug 1476980]
	* generic/tcl.h:	Remove mention of win/README.binary in comment

	* generic/tcl.h:	Moved TCL_REG_BOSONLY #define from tcl.h to
	* generic/tclInt.h:	tclInt.h. Only know user is Expect, which
	already #include's tclInt.h. No need to continue greater exposure.
	[Bug 926500]

2006-11-20  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c (Tcl_CreateInterp, TclHideUnsafeCommands):
	* library/init.tcl: Refactored the [chan] command's guts so that it
	does not use aliases to global commands, making the code more robust.

2006-11-17  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (INST_EXPON):	Corrected crash on
	[expr 2**(1<<63)]. Was operating on cleared bignum Tcl_Obj.

2006-11-16  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/apply.n, doc/chan.n: Added examples.

2006-11-15  Don Porter	<[email protected]>


	* generic/tcl.decls:		New public routines Tcl_ObjPrintf,
	* generic/tclStringObj.c:	Tcl_AppendObjToErrorInfo, Tcl_Format,
	* generic/tclInt.h:		Tcl_AppendLimitedToObj,
	Tcl_AppendFormatToObj and Tcl_AppendPrintfToObj. Former internal
	versions removed.

	* generic/tclDecls.h:		make genstubs
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:

	* generic/tclBasic.c:		Updated callers.
	* generic/tclCkalloc.c:
	* generic/tclCmdAH.c:
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c:
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c:
	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:
	* generic/tclCompile.c:
	* generic/tclDictObj.c:
	* generic/tclExecute.c:
	* generic/tclIORChan.c:
	* generic/tclIOUtil.c:
	* generic/tclMain.c:
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:
	* generic/tclObj.c:
	* generic/tclPkg.c:
	* generic/tclProc.c:
	* generic/tclStrToD.c:
	* generic/tclTimer.c:
	* generic/tclUtil.c:
	* unix/tclUnixFCmd.c:

	* tools/genStubs.tcl:	Updated script to no longer produce the
	_ANSI_ARGS_ wrapper in generated declarations. Also revised to accept
	variadic prototypes with more than one fixed argument. (This is
	possible since TCL_VARARGS and its limitations are no longer in use).
	* generic/tcl.h:	Some reordering so that macro definitions do
	not interfere with the now _ANSI_ARGS_-less stub declarations.

	* generic/tclDecls.h:		make genstubs
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:
	* generic/tclIntPlatDecls.h:
	* generic/tclPlatDecls.h:
	* generic/tclTomMathDecls.h:

2006-11-15  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/ChnlStack.3, doc/CrtObjCmd.3, doc/GetIndex.3, doc/OpenTcp.3:
	* doc/chan.n, doc/fconfigure.n, doc/fcopy.n, doc/foreach.n:
	* doc/history.n, doc/http.n, doc/library.n, doc/lindex.n:
	* doc/lrepeat.n, doc/lreverse.n, doc/pkgMkIndex.n, doc/re_syntax.n:
	Convert \fP to \fR so that man-page scrapers have an easier time.

2006-11-14  Don Porter	<[email protected]>


	* generic/tclNamesp.c:	[namespace import] with 0 arguments
	introspects the list of imported commands.

2006-11-13  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclThreadStorage.c (Tcl_InitThreadStorage):
	(Tcl_FinalizeThreadStorage): Silence a compiler warning about
	presenting a volatile pointer to 'memset'.

2006-11-13  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIO.c:	When [gets] on a binary channel needs to use
	the "iso8859-1" encoding, save a copy of that encoding per-thread to
	avoid repeated freeing and re-loading of it from the file system. This
	replaces the cached copy of this encoding that the platform
	initialization code used to keep in pre-8.5 releases.

2006-11-13  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Fix gcc warnings about 'cast to/from
	* generic/tclEncoding.c:	pointer from/to integer of different
	* generic/tclEvent.c:		size' on 64-bit platforms by casting
	* generic/tclExecute.c:		to intermediate types
	* generic/tclHash.c:		intptr_t/uintptr_t via new PTR2INT(),
	* generic/tclIO.c:		INT2PTR(), PTR2UINT() and UINT2PTR()
	* generic/tclInt.h:		macros. [Patch 1592791]
	* generic/tclProc.c:
	* generic/tclTest.c:
	* generic/tclThreadStorage.c:
	* generic/tclTimer.c:
	* generic/tclUtil.c:
	* unix/
	* unix/tclUnixChan.c:
	* unix/tclUnixPipe.c:
	* unix/tclUnixPort.h:
	* unix/tclUnixTest.c:
	* unix/tclUnixThrd.c:

	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59
	* unix/ autoheader-2.59

2006-11-12  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.h, generic/tclInt.decls: Transfer TclPtrMakeUpvar and
	TclObjLookupVar to the internal stubs table.

2006-11-10  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* tests/fCmd.test (fCmd-6.26): fix failure when env(HOME) path
	contains symlinks.

	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: remove tclParseExpr.c; when
	running testsuite from inside Xcdoe, skip stack-3.1 (it only fails
	under those circumstances).

	* unix/tcl.m4 (Darwin): suppress linker arch warnings when building
	universal for both 32 & 64 bit and no 64bit CoreFoundation is
	available; sync with tk tcl.m4 change.
	* unix/ whitespace.
	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59

2006-11-09  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclParseExpr.c (removed):	Moved all the code of
	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	tclParseExpr.c into tclCompExpr.c.
	* unix/	This sets the stage for expr compiling to work
	* win/	directly with the full parse tree structures,
	* win/makefile.bc:	and not have to pass through the information
	* win/	lossy format of an array of Tcl_Tokens.
	* win/tcl.dsp:

2006-11-09  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>


	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (Tcl_StringObjCmd):    Implementation of the
	* tests/string.test, tests/stringComp.test: [string reverse] command
	* doc/string.n:				    from TIP#272.

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (Tcl_LreverseObjCmd): Implementation of the
	* generic/tclBasic.c, generic/tclInt.h:	   [lreverse] command from
	* tests/cmdIL.test (cmdIL-7.*):		   TIP#272.
	* doc/lreverse.n:

2006-11-08  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIO.c, generic/tclPkg.c: Style & clarity rewrites.

2006-11-07  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixFCmd.c (CopyFile): Added code to fall back to a
	hardwired default block size should the filesystem report a bogus
	value. [Bug 1586470]

2006-11-04  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclStringObj.c:	Changed Tcl_ObjPrintf() response to an
	invalid format specifier string. No longer panics; now produces an
	error message as output.


	* generic/tclParseExpr.c:	Exponentiation operator is now right
	* tests/expr.test:		associative. [Patch 1556802]

2006-11-03  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c (TEOVI): fix por possible leak of a Command in
	the presence of execution traces that delete it.

	* generic/tclBasic.c (TEOVI):
	* tests/trace.test (trace-21.11): fix for [Bug 1590232], execution
	traces may cause a second command resolution in the wrong namespace.

2006-11-03  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* tests/event.test (event-11.5):	Rewrote tests to stop Tcl from
	* tests/io.test (multiple tests):	opening sockets that are
	* tests/ioCmd.test (iocmd-15.1,16,17):	reachable from outside hosts
	* tests/iogt.test (__echo_srv__.tcl):	where not necessary. This is
	* tests/socket.test (multiple tests):	noticably annoying on some
	* tests/unixInit.test (unixInit-1.2):	systems (e.g., Windows).

2006-11-02  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: check autoconf/autoheader exit
	status and stop build if they fail.

2006-11-02  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* doc/ParseCmd.3, doc/Tcl.n, doc/eval.n, doc/exec.n:
	* doc/fconfigure.n, doc/interp.n, doc/unknown.n:
	* library/auto.tcl, library/init.tcl, library/package.tcl:
	* library/safe.tcl, library/tm.tcl, library/msgcat/msgcat.tcl:
	* tests/all.tcl, tests/basic.test, tests/cmdInfo.test:
	* tests/compile.test, tests/encoding.test, tests/execute.test:
	* tests/fCmd.test, tests/http.test, tests/init.test:
	* tests/interp.test, tests/io.test, tests/ioUtil.test:
	* tests/iogt.test, tests/namespace-old.test, tests/namespace.test:
	* tests/parse.test, tests/pkg.test, tests/pkgMkIndex.test:
	* tests/proc.test, tests/reg.test, tests/trace.test:
	* tests/upvar.test, tests/winConsole.test, tests/winFCmd.test:
	* tools/tclZIC.tcl:
	* generic/tclParse.c (Tcl_ParseCommand): Replace {expand} with {*}
	officially (TIP #293). Leave -DALLOW_EXPAND=0|1 option to keep
	{expand} syntax for transition users. [Bug 1589629]

2006-11-02  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c, generic/tclInterp.c, generic/tclProc.c: Silence
	warnings from gcc over signed/unsigned and TclStackAlloc().
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c: Update to more compact and clearer coding style.

2006-11-02  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdAH.c:	Further revisions to produce the routines
	* generic/tclInt.h:	TclFormat() and TclAppendFormatToObj() that
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:	accept (objc, objv) arguments rather than
	* generic/tclStringObj.c:	any varargs stuff.

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Further revised TclAppendPrintToObj() and
	* generic/tclCkalloc.c: TclObjPrintf() routines to panic when unable
	* generic/tclCmdAH.c:	to complete their formatting operations,
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c:	rather than report an error message. This
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c:	means an interp argument for error message
	* generic/tclDictObj.c: recording is no longer needed, further
	* generic/tclExecute.c: simplifying the interface for callers.
	* generic/tclIORChan.c:
	* generic/tclIOUtil.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclMain.c:
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:
	* generic/tclParseExpr.c:
	* generic/tclPkg.c:
	* generic/tclProc.c:
	* generic/tclStringObj.c:
	* generic/tclTimer.c:
	* generic/tclUtil.c:
	* unix/tclUnixFCmd.c:

2006-11-02  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* tests/winPipe.test (winpipe-4.[2345]): Made robust when run in
	directory with spaces in its name.

	* generic/tclCmdAH.c: Clean up uses of cast NULLs.

	* generic/tclInterp.c (AliasObjCmd): Added more explanatory comments.

	* generic/tclBasic.c (TclEvalObjvInternal): Rewrote so that comments
	are relevant and informative once more. Also made the unknown handler
	processing use the Tcl execution stack for working space, and not the
	general heap.

2006-11-01  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixPort.h: ensure MODULE_SCOPE is defined before use, so
	that tclPort.h can once again be included without tclInt.h.

	* generic/tclEnv.c (Darwin): mark _environ symbol as unexported even
	when MODULE_SCOPE != __private_extern__.

2006-10-31  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Refactored and renamed the routines
	* generic/tclCkalloc.c: TclObjPrintf, TclFormatObj, and
	* generic/tclCmdAH.c:	TclFormatToErrorInfo to a new set of routines
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c:	TclAppendPrintfToObj, TclAppendFormatToObj,
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c:	TclObjPrintf, and TclObjFormat, with the
	* generic/tclDictObj.c: intent of making the latter list, plus
	* generic/tclExecute.c: TclAppendLimitedToObj and
	* generic/tclIORChan.c: TclAppendObjToErrorInfo, public via a revised
	* generic/tclIOUtil.c:	TIP 270.
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclMain.c:
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:
	* generic/tclParseExpr.c:
	* generic/tclPkg.c:
	* generic/tclProc.c:
	* generic/tclStringObj.c:
	* generic/tclTimer.c:
	* generic/tclUtil.c:
	* unix/tclUnixFCmd.c:

2006-10-31  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c, generic/tcl.h, generic/tclInterp.c:
	* generic/tclNamesp.c: removing the flag bit TCL_EVAL_NOREWRITE, the
	last remnant of the callObjc/v fiasco. It is not needed, as it is now
	always set and checked or'ed with TCL_EVAL_INVOKE.

2006-10-31  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* win/ Fix for [Bug 1582769] - options conflict with VC2003.

2006-10-31  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c, generic/tclNamesp.c, generic/tclProc.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h: Removed the callObjc and callObjv fields from the
	Interp structure. They did not function correctly and made other parts
	of the core amazingly complex, resulting in a substantive change to
	[info level] behaviour. [Bug 1587618]
	* library/clock.tcl: Removed use of [info level 0] for calculating the
	command name as used by the user and replace with a literal. What's
	there now is sucky, but at least appears to be right to most users.
	* tests/namespace.test (namespace-42.7,namespace-47.1): Reverted
	changes to these tests.
	* tests/info.test (info-9.11,info-9.12): Added knownBug constraint
	since these tests require a different behaviour of [info level] than
	is possible because of other dependencies.

2006-10-30  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* tools/tcltk-man2html.tcl (option-toc): handle any kind of options
	defined toc section (needed for ttk docs)

2006-10-30  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c (TEOVI): insured that the interp's callObjc/v
	fields are restored after traces run, as they be spoiled. This was
	causing a segfault in tcllib's profiler tests.

2006-10-30  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (INST_MOD): Corrected improper testing of the
	* tests/expr.test:		   sign of bignums when applying Tcl's
	division rules. Thanks to Peter Spjuth. [Bug 1585704]

2006-10-29  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclNamesp.c (EnsembleImplementationCmd):
	* tests/namespace.test (47.7-8): reverted a wrong "optimisation" that
	completely broke snit; added two tests.

2006-10-28  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclProc.c (ObjInterpProcEx, TclObjInterpProcCore): Split the
	core of procedures to make it easier to build procedure-like code
	without going through horrible contortions. This is the last critical
	component to make advanced OO systems workable as simple loadable
	extensions. TOIPC is now in the internal stub table.
	(MakeProcError, MakeLambdaError): Refactored ProcessProcResultCode to
	be simpler, some of which goes to TclObjInterpProcCore, and the rest
	of which is now in these far simpler routines which just do errorInfo
	stack generation for different types of procedure-like entity.
	* tests/apply.test (apply-5.1): Updated to expect the more informative
	form of message.

2006-10-27  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclVar.c (HasLocalVars): New macro to make various bits and
	pieces cleaner.

	* generic/tclNamesp.c (TclSetNsPath): Expose SetNsPath() through
	internal stubs table with semi-external name.

	* generic/tclInt.h (CallFrame): Add a field for handling context data
	for extensions (like object systems) that should be tied to a call
	frame (and not a command or interpreter).

	* generic/tclBasic.c (TclRenameCommand): Change to take CONST args;
	they were only ever used in a constant way anyway, so this appears to
	be a spot that was missed during TIP#27 work.

2006-10-26  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclProc.c (SetLambdaFromAny): minor change, eliminate
	redundant call to Tcl_GetString (thanks aku).

	* generic/tclInterp.c (ApplyObjCmd):
	* generic/tclNamesp.c (EnsembleImplementationCmd): replaced ckalloc
	(heap) with TclStackAlloc (execution stack).

2006-10-24  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* tests/info.test (info-9.11-12): tests for [Bug 1577492]
	* tests/apply.test (apply-4.3-5): tests for [Bug 1574835]

	* generic/tclProc.c (ObjInterpProcEx): disable itcl hacks for calls
	from ApplyObjCmd (islambda==1), as they mess apply's error messages
	[Bug 1583266]

2006-10-23  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclProc.c (ApplyObjCmd): fix wrong#args for apply by using
	the ensemble rewrite engine. [Bug 1574835]
	* generic/tclInterp.c (AliasObjCmd): previous commit missed usage of
	TCL_EVAL_NOREWRITE for aliases.

	* generic/tclBasic.c (TclEvalObjvInternal): removed redundant check
	for ensembles. [Bug 1577628]

	* library/clock.tcl (format, scan): corrected wrong # args messages to
	* tests/clock.test (3.1, 34.1):	    make use of the new rewrite
	capabilities of [info level]

	* generic/tcl.h:	   Lets TEOV update the iPtr->callObj[cv] new
	* generic/tclBasic.c:	   fields, except when the flag bit
	* generic/tclInt.h:	   TCL_EVAL_NOREWRITE is present. These values
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:	   are used by Tcl_PushCallFrame to initialise
	* generic/tclProc.c:	   the frame's obj[cv] fields, and allows
	* tests/namespace.test:	   [info level] to know and use ensemble
	rewrites. [Bug 1577492]

	The return value from [info level 0] on interp alias calls is changed:
	previously returned the target command (including curried values), now
	returns the source - what was actually called.

2006-10-23  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tcl.h:	   Modified the Tcl call stack so there is
	* generic/tclBasic.c:	   always a valid CallFrame, even at level 0
	* generic/tclCmdIL.c:	   [Patch 1577278]. Most of the changes
	* generic/tclInt.h:	   involve removing tests for a NULL
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:	   iPtr->(var)framePtr. There is now a
	* generic/tclObj.c:	   CallFrame pushed at interp creation with a
	* generic/tclProc.c:	   pointer to it stored in iPtr->rootFramePtr.
	* generic/tclTrace.c:	   A second unused field in Interp is
	* generic/tclVar.c:	   hijacked to enable further functionality,
	currently unused (but with several FRQs depending on it).

	Any user that includes tclInt.h and needs to determine if it is
	running at level 0 should change (iPtr->varFramePtr == NULL) to
	(iPtr->varFramePtr == iPtr->rootFramePtr).

2006-10-23  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* README:		Bump version number to 8.5a6
	* generic/tcl.h:
	* tools/
	* unix/
	* unix/tcl.spec:
	* win/README.binary:
	* win/

	* unix/configure:	autoconf-2.59
	* win/configure:

2006-10-21  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tcl.h, generic/tclHash.c: Tcl_FindHashEntry now calls
	Tcl_CreateHashEntry with a newPtr set to NULL: this would have caused
	a segfault previously and eliminates duplicated code. A macro has been
	added to tcl.h (only used when TCL_PRESERVE_BINARY_COMPATABALITY is
	not set - i.e., not by default).

2006-10-20  Reinhard Max  <[email protected]>

	* unix/ Added autodetection for OS-supplied timezone
	* unix/  files and configure switches to override the
	* unix/configure:    detected default.

2006-10-20  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	*** 8.5a5 TAGGED FOR RELEASE ***

	* tools/tcltk-man2html.tcl: add support for alpha & beta versions to
	useversion glob pattern. [Bug 1579941]

2006-10-18  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* changes:		8.5a5 release date set

	* doc/Encoding.3:	Missing doc updates (mostly Table of
	* doc/Ensemble.3:	Contents) exposed by `make checkdoc`
	* doc/FileSystem.3:
	* doc/GetTime.3:
	* doc/PkgRequire.3:

2006-10-17  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInterp.c (ApplyObjCmd): fixed bad error in 2006-10-12
	commit: interp released too early. Spotted by mistachkin.

2006-10-16  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* tclProc.c (SetLambdaFromAny):
	* tests/apply.test (9.1-9.2): plugged intrep leak [Bug 1578454],
	found by mjanssen.

2006-10-16  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c: Moved TIP#219 cleanup to DeleteInterpProc.

2006-10-16  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* changes: updates for 8.5a5 release.

	* unix/tclUnixThrd.c (TclpThreadGetStackSize): Darwin: fix for main
	thread, where pthread_get_stacksize_np() returns incorrect info.

	* macosx/GNUmakefile: don't redo prebinding of non-prebound binaires.

2006-10-16  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclPkg.c (ExactRequirement):	Plugged memory leak. Also
	changed Tcl_Alloc()/Tcl_Free() calls to ckalloc()/ckfree() for easier
	memory debugging in the future. [Bug 1568373]

	* library/tcltest/tcltest.tcl:	Revise tcltest bump to 2.3a1.
	* library/tcltest/pkgIndex.tcl: This permits more features to be
	* unix/	added to tcltest before we reach version 2.3.0
	* win/	best timed to match the release of Tcl 8.5.0.
	* win/	This also serves as a demo of TIP 268 features

2006-10-13  Colin McCormack <[email protected]>

	* win/tclWinFile.c: corrected erroneous attempt to protect against
	NULL return from Tcl_FSGetNormalizedPath per [Bug 1548263] causing
	[Bug 1575837].
	* win/tclWinFile.c: alfredd supplied patch to fix [Bug 1575837]

2006-10-13  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixThrd.c (TclpThreadGetStackSize): on Darwin, use
	* unix/tcl.m4: pthread_get_stacksize_np() API to get thread stack size
	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59
	* unix/ autoheader-2.59

2006-10-12  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInterp.c (ApplyObjCmd):
	* tests/interp.test (interp-14.5-10): made [interp alias] use the
	ensemble rewrite machinery to produce better error messages [Bug

2006-10-12  David Gravereaux <[email protected]>

	* win/nmakehlp.c: Replaced all wnsprintf() calls with snprintf().
	wnsprintf was not in my shwlapi header file (VC++6)

2006-10-11  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclPkg.c (Tcl_PackageRequireEx):	Corrected crash when
	argument version=NULL passed in.

2006-10-10  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* changes:	Updates for 8.5a5 release.

	* generic/tclNamespace.c (TclTeardownNamespace):  After the
	commandPathSourceList of a namespace is cleared, set the
	commandPathSourceList to NULL so we don't try to walk the list a
	second time, possibly after it is freed. [Bug 1566526]
	* tests/namespace.test (namespace-51.16):	Added test.

2006-10-09  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* doc/UpVar.3: brough the docs in accordance to the code. Ever since
	8.0, Tcl_UpVar(2)? accepts TCL_NAMESPACE_ONLY as a flag value, and
	var-3.4 tests for proper behaviour. The docs only allowed 0 and
	TCL_GLOBAL_ONLY. [Bug 1574099]

2006-10-09  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* tests/*.test: updated all tests to refer explicitly to the global
	variables ::errorInfo, ::errorCode, ::env and ::tcl_platform: many
	were relying on the alternative lookup in the global namespace, that
	feature is tested specifically in namespace and variable tests.

	The modified testfiles are: apply.test, basic.test, case.test,
	cmdIL.test, cmdMZ.test, compExpr-old.test, error.test, eval.test,
	event.test, expr.test, fileSystem.test, for.test, http.test, if.test,
	incr-old.test, incr.test, interp.test, io.test, ioCmd.test, load.test,
	misc.test, namespace.test, parse.test, parseOld.test, pkg.test,
	proc-old.test, set.test, switch.test, tcltest.test, thread.test,
	var.test, while-old.test, while.test.

2006-10-06  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* win/ [Bug 1571954] avoid /RTCc flag with MSVC8

2006-10-06  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* doc/binary.n:	       TIP #275: Support unsigned values in binary
	* generic/tclBinary.c: command. Tests and documentation updated.
	* tests/binary.test:

2006-10-05  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* library/tm.tcl: Fixed bug in TIP #189 implementation, now allowing
	'_' in module names.

2006-10-05  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* library/http/http.tcl (http::geturl): only do geturl url rfc 3986
	validity checking if $::http::strict is true (default true for 8.5).
	[Bug 1560506]

	* generic/tcl.h: note limitation on changing Tcl_UniChar size
	* generic/tclEncoding.c (UtfToUnicodeProc, UnicodeToUtfProc):
	* tests/encoding.test (encoding-16.1): fix alignment issues in
	unicode <> utf conversion procs. [Bug 1122671]

2006-10-05  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclVar.c (Tcl_LappendObjCmd):
	* tests/append.test(4.21-22): fix for longstanding [Bug 1570718],
	lappending nothing to non-list. Reported by lvirden

2006-10-04  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* tzdata/: Olson's tzdata2006m.

2006-10-01  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* tests/clock.test (clock-49.2): Removed a locale dependency that
	caused a spurious failure in the German locale. [Bug 1567956]

2006-10-01  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* doc/Eval.3 (TclEvalObjv): added note on refCount management for the
	elements of objv. [Bug 730244]

2006-10-01  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* win/tclWinFile.c: Handle possible missing define.

	* win/tclWinFile.c (TclpUtime): [Bug 1420432] file mtime fails for
	* tests/cmdAH.test:		directories on windows

	* tests/winFile.test: Handle Msys environment a little differently in
	getuser function. [Bug 1567956]

2006-09-30  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclUtil.c (Tcl_SplitList): optimisation, [Patch 1344747] by

	* generic/tclInt.decls:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:
	* generic/tclObj.c:
	* generic/tclStubInit.c: added an internal function TclObjBeingDeleted
	to provide info as to the reason for the loss of an internal rep. [FR

	* generic/tclCompile.c:
	* generic/tclHistory.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclProc.c: made Tcl_RecordAndEvalObj not call "history" if
	it has been redefined to an empty proc, in order to reduce the noise
	when debugging [FR 1190441]. Moved TclCompileNoOp from tclProc.c to

2006-09-28  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclPkg.c (CompareVersions): Bugfix. Check string lengths
	* tests/pkg.test: before comparison. The shorter string is the smaller
	number. Added testcases as well. Interestingly all existing test cases
	for vcompare compared numbers of the same length with each other. [Bug

2006-09-28  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIO.c (Tcl_GetsObj): added two test'n'panic guards for
	possible NULL derefs, [Bug 1566382] and coverity #33.

2006-09-27  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Corrected error in INST_LSHIFT in the
	* tests/expr.test:	calculation done to determine whether a shift
	in the (long int) type is possible. The calculation had literal value
	"1" where it needed a value "1L" to compute the correct result. Error
	detected via testing with the math::bigfloat package [Bug 1567222]

	* generic/tclPkg.c (CompareVersion):	Flatten strcmp() results to
	{-1, 0, 1} to match expectations of CompareVersion() callers.

2006-09-27  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/regc_color.c (singleton):
	* generic/regc_cvec.c (addmcce):
	* generic/regcomp.c (compile, dovec): the static function addmcce does
	nothing when called with two NULL pointers; the only call is by
	compile with two NULL pointers (regcomp.c #includes regc_cvec.c).
	Large parts (all?) the code for mcce (multi character collating
	element) that we do not use is ifdef'ed out with the macro
	This silences coverity bugs 7, 16, 80

	* generic/regc_color.c (uncolorchain):
	* generic/regc_nfa.c (freearc): changed tests and asserts to
	equivalent formulation, designed to avoid an explicit comparison to
	NULL and satisfy coverity that 6 and 9 are not bugs.

2006-09-27  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* tests/pkg.test: Added test for version comparison at the 32bit
	boundary. [Bug 1563836]

	* generic/tclPkg.c: Rewrote CompareVersion to perform string
	comparison instead of numeric. This breaks through the 32bit limit on
	version numbers. See code for details (handling of leading zeros,
	signs, etc.). un-CONSTed some arguments of CompareVersions,
	RequirementSatisfied, and AllRequirementsSatisfied. The new compare
	modifies the string (temporary string terminators). All callers use
	heap-allocated ver-intreps, so we are good with that. [Bug 1563836]

2006-09-27  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclFileName.c (TclGlob): added a panic for a call with
	TCL_GLOBMODE_TAILS and pathPrefix==NULL. This would cause a segfault,
	as found by coverity #26.

2006-09-26  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* doc/Encoding.3:	 Added covariant 'const' qualifier for the
	* generic/tcl.decls:	 Tcl_EncodingType argument to
	* generic/tclEncoding.c: Tcl_CreateEncoding. [Further TIP#27 work.]
	* generic/tclDecls.h:	 Reran 'make genstubs'.

2006-09-26  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* win/  Additional compiler flags and amd64 support.
	* win/nmakehlp.c:
	* win/

2006-09-26  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tcl.h:	As 2006-09-22 commit from Donal K. Fellows
	demonstrates, "#define NULL 0" is just wrong, and as a quotable chat
	figure observed, "If NULL isn't defined, we're not using a C compiler"
	Improper fallback definition of NULL removed.

2006-09-25  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tcl.h:	More fixing which struct stat to refer to.
	* generic/tclGetDate.y: Some casts from time_t to int required.
	* generic/tclTimer.c:	Tcl_Time structure members are longs.
	* win/	Support for varying compiler options
	* win/		and build to platform-specific subdirs.

2006-09-25  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIO.c (Tcl_StackChannel): Fixed [Bug 1564642], aka
	coverity #51. Extended loop condition, added checking for NULL to
	prevent seg.fault.

2006-09-25  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* doc/package.n: Fixed nits reported by Daniel Steffen in the TIP#268

2006-09-25  Kevin B. Kenny   <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclNotify.c (Tcl_DeleteEvents): Simplified the code in hopes
	of making the invariants clearer and proving to Coverity that the
	event queue memory is managed correctly.

2006-09-25  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclNotify.c (Tcl_DeleteEvents): Make it clear what happens
	when the event queue is mismanaged. [Bug 1564677], coverity bug #10.

2006-09-24  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclParse.c (Tcl_ParseCommand): also return an error if
	start==NULL and numBytes<0. This is coverity's bug #20

	* generic/tclStringObj.c (STRING_SIZE): fix allocation for 0-length
	strings. This is coverity's bugs #54-5

2006-09-22  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.h: Moved TIP#268's field 'packagePrefer' to the end
	of the structure, for better backward compatibility.

2006-09-22  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>


	* generic/tclDecls.h:	 Regenerated from tcl.decls.
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:

	* doc/PkgRequire.3: Documentation of extended API, extended testsuite.
	* doc/package.n:
	* tests/pkg.test:

	* generic/tcl.decls: Implementation.
	* generic/tclBasic.c:
	* generic/tclConfig.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclPkg.c:
	* generic/tclTest.c:
	* generic/tclTomMathInterface.c:
	* library/init.tcl:
	* library/package.tcl:
	* library/tm.tcl:

2006-09-22  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclThreadTest.c (TclCreateThread): Use NULL instead of 0 as
	end-of-strings marker to Tcl_AppendResult; the difference matters on
	64-bit machines. [Bug 1562528]

2006-09-21  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclUtil.c:	Dropped ParseInteger() routine. TclParseNumber
	covers the task just fine.

2006-09-19  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclEvent.c (Tcl_VwaitObjCmd): Rewrite so that an exceeded
	limit trapped in a vwait cannot cause a dangerous dangling trace.

2006-09-19  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (INST_EXPON):	Native type overflow detection
	* tests/expr.test:	was completely broken. Falling back on use of
	bignums for all non-trivial ** calculations until
	native-type-constrained special cases can be done carefully and
	correctly. [Bug 1561260]

2006-09-15  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* library/http/http.tcl:      Change " " -> "+" url encoding mapping
	* library/http/pkgIndex.tcl:  to " " -> "%20" as per RFC 3986.
	* tests/http.test (http-5.1): bump http to 2.5.3
	* unix/
	* win/

2006-09-12  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* unix/ (HAVE_MTSAFE_GETHOST*): Modified to recognize
	HP-UX 11.00 and beyond as having mt-safe implementations of the
	gethost functions.
	* unix/configure: Regenerated, using autoconf 2.59

	* unix/tclUnixCompat.c (PadBuffer): Fixed bug in calculation of the
	increment needed to align the pointer, and added documentation
	explaining why the macro is implemented as it is.

2006-09-11  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* win/	   Updated to install http, tcltest and msgcat as
	* win/ Tcl Modules (as per
	* win/ Added tommath_(super)class headers.

2006-09-11  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* unix/ (install-libraries): Fixed typo tcltest 2.3.9 ->

2006-09-11  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixCompat.c: make compatLock static and only declare it
	when it will actually be used; #ifdef parts of TSD that are not always
	needed; adjust #ifdefs to cover all possible cases; fix whitespace.

2006-09-11  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* tests/msgcat.test: Bumped version in auxiliary files as well.
	* doc/msgcat.n:

2006-09-11  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* unix/	Bumped msgcat version to 1.4.2 to be
	* win/	consistent with dgp's commits of 2006-09-10.

2006-09-11  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* library/msgcat/msgcat.tcl:	Removed some unneeded [uplevel]s.

2006-09-10  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c:		Corrected INST_EXPON flaw that treated
	* tests/expr.test:		$x**1 as $x**3. [Bug 1555371]

	* doc/tcltest.n:		Bump to version tcltest 2.3.0 to
	* library/tcltest/pkgIndex.tcl: account for new "-verbose line"
	* library/tcltest/tcltest.tcl:	feature.
	* unix/
	* win/
	* win/makefile.bc:
	* win/

	* library/msgcat/msgcat.tcl:	Bump to version msgcat 1.4.2 to
	* library/msgcat/pkgIndex.tcl:	account for modifications.

2006-09-10  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* library/msgcat/msgcat.tcl (msgcat::Init): on Darwin, add fallback of
	* tests/msgcat.test:			    default msgcat locale to
	* unix/tclUnixInit.c (TclpSetVariables):    current CFLocale
	identifier if available (via private ::tcl::mac::locale global, set at
	interp init when on Mac OS X 10.3 or later with CoreFoundation).

	* library/tcltest/tcltest.tcl: add 'line' verbose level: prints source
	* doc/tcltest.n:	       file line information of failing tests.

	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: add new tclUnixCompat.c file;
	revise tests target to use new tcltest 'line' verbose level.

	* unix/ add descriptions to new AC_DEFINEs for MT-safe.
	* unix/tcl.m4: add caching to new SC_TCL_* macros for MT-safe wrappers
	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59
	* unix/ autoheader-2.59

2006-09-08  Zoran Vasiljevic <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixCompat.c: Added fallback to gethostbyname() and
	gethostbyaddr() if the implementation is known to be MT-safe
	(currently for Darwin 6 or later only).

	* unix/ Assume gethostbyname() and gethostbyaddr() are
	MT-safe starting with Darwin 6 (Mac OSX 10.2).

	* unix/configure: Regenerated with autoconf V2.59

2006-09-08  Andreas Kupries  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixCompat.c: Fixed conditions for CopyArray/CopyString, and
	CopyHostent. Also fixed bad var names in TclpGetHostByName.

2006-09-07  Zoran Vasiljevic <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixCompat.c: Added fallback to MT-unsafe library calls if
	TCL_THREADS is not defined.
	Fixed alignment of arrays copied by CopyArray() to be on the
	sizeof(char *) boundary.

2006-09-07  Zoran Vasiljevic <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixChan.c:	Rewritten MT-safe wrappers to return ptrs to
	* unix/tclUnixCompat.c: TSD storage making them all look like their
	* unix/tclUnixFCmd.c:	MT-unsafe pendants API-wise.
	* unix/tclUnixPort.h:
	* unix/tclUnixSock.c:

2006-09-06  Zoran Vasiljevic <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixChan.c: Added TCL_THREADS ifdef'ed usage of MT-safe
	* unix/tclUnixFCmd.c: calls like: getpwuid, getpwnam, getgrgid,
	* unix/tclUnixSock.c: getgrnam, gethostbyname and gethostbyaddr.
	* unix/tclUnixPort.h: See [Bug 999544]
	* unix/
	* unix/
	* unix/tcl.m4:
	* unix/configure: Regenerated.

	* unix/tclUnixCompat.c: New file containing MT-safe implementation of
	some library calls.

2006-09-04  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Removed much complexity that is no
	longer needed.

	* tests/main.text (Tcl_Main-4.4):	Test corrected to not be
	timing sensitive to the Bug 1481986 fix. [Bug 1550858]

2006-09-04  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* doc/package.n: correct package example

2006-08-31  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompExpr.c:	Corrected flawed logic for disabling
	the INST_TRY_CVT_TO_NUMERIC instruction at the end of an expression
	when function arguments contain operators. [Bug 1541274]

	* tests/expr-old.test:	The remaining failing tests reported in
	* tests/expr.test:	[Bug 1381715] are all new in Tcl 8.5, so
	there's really no issue of compatibility with Tcl 8.4 result to deal
	with. Fixed by updating tests to expect 8.5 results.

2006-08-29  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclParseExpr.c:	Dropped the old expr parser.

2006-08-30  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c (Tcl_CreateInterp): init iPtr->threadId

	* win/tclWinChan.c [Bug 819667] Improve logic for identifying COM

	* generic/tclIOGT.c (ExecuteCallback):
	* generic/tclPkg.c (Tcl_PkgRequireEx): replace Tcl_GlobalEval(Obj)
	with more efficient Tcl_Eval(Obj)Ex

	* unix/ (valgrindshell): add valgrindshell target and
	update default VALGRINDARGS. User can override, or add to it with

	* generic/tclFileName.c (DoGlob): match incrs with decrs.

2006-08-29  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclParseExpr.c:	Use the "parent" field of orphan
	ExprNodes to store the closure of left pointers. This lets us avoid
	repeated re-scanning leftward for the left boundary of subexpressions,
	which in worst case led to near O(N^2) runtime.

2006-08-29  Joe Mistachkin  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixInit.c: Fixed the issue (typo) that was causing
	* unix/tclUnixThrd.c (TclpThreadGetStackSize): stack.test to fail on
	FreeBSD (and possibly other Unix platforms).

2006-08-29  Colin McCormack  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIOUtil.c:	Added test for NULL return from
	* generic/tclPathObj.c: Tcl_FSGetNormalizedPath which was causing
	* unix/tclUnixFile.c:	segv's per [Bug 1548263]
	* win/tclWinFCmd.c:
	* win/tclWinFile.c:

2006-08-28  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* library/tzdata/America/Havana:      Regenerated from Olson's
	* library/tzdata/America/Tegucigalpa: tzdata2006k.
	* library/tzdata/Asia/Gaza:

2006-08-28  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclStringObj.c:	Revised ObjPrintfVA to take care to
	* generic/tclParseExpr.c:	copy only whole characters when doing
	%s formatting. This relieves callers of TclObjPrintf() and
	TclFormatToErrorInfo() from needing to fix arguments to character
	boundaries. Tcl_ParseExpr() simplified by taking advantage. [Bug

	* generic/tclStringObj.c:	Corrected TclFormatObj's failure to
	count up the number of arguments required by examining the format
	string. [Bug 1547681]

2006-08-27  Joe Mistachkin  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclClock.c (ClockClicksObjCmd): Fix nested macro breakage
	with TCL_MEM_DEBUG enabled. [Bug 1547662]

2006-08-26  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* doc/namespace.n:
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:
	* tests/upvar.test: bugfix, docs clarification and new tests for
	[namespace upvar] as follow up to [Bug 1546833], reported by Will

2006-08-24  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* library/tzdata: Regenerated, including several new files, from
	Olson's tzdata2006j.
	* library/clock.tcl:
	* tests/clock.test: Removed an early testing hack that allowed loading
	'registry' from the build tree rather than an installed one. This is a
	workaround for [Bug 15232730], which remains open because it's a
	symptom of a deeper underlying problem.

2006-08-23  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclParseExpr.c:	Minimal collection of new tests
	* tests/parseExpr.test:		testing the error messages of the new
	expr parser. Several bug fixes and code simplifications that appeared
	during that effort.

2006-08-21  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIOUtil.c:	Revisions to complete the thread finalization
	of the cwdPathPtr. [Bug 1536142]

	* generic/tclParseExpr.c:	Revised mistaken call to
	TclCheckBadOctal(), so both [expr 08] and [expr 08z] have same
	additional info in error message.

	* tests/compExpr-old.test:	Update existing tests to not fail with
	* tests/compExpr.test:		the new expr parser.
	* tests/compile.test:
	* tests/expr-old.test:
	* tests/expr.test:
	* tests/for.test:
	* tests/if.test:
	* tests/parseExpr.test:
	* tests/while.test:

2006-08-21  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* win/ (gdb): Make this target work so that debugging an
	msys build is possible.

2006-08-21  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* macosx/tclMacOSXNotify.c (Tcl_WaitForEvent): if the run loop is
	already running (e.g. if Tcl_WaitForEvent was called recursively),
	re-run it in a custom run loop mode containing only the source for the
	notifier thread, otherwise wakeups from other sources added to the
	common run loop modes might get lost.

	* unix/tclUnixNotfy.c (Tcl_WaitForEvent): on 64-bit Darwin,
	pthread_cond_timedwait() appears to have a bug that causes it to wait
	forever when passed an absolute time which has already been exceeded
	by the system time; as a workaround, when given a very brief timeout,
	just do a poll on that platform. [Bug 1457797]

	* generic/tclClock.c (ClockClicksObjCmd): add support for Darwin
	* generic/tclCmdMZ.c (Tcl_TimeObjCmd):	  nanosecond resolution timer
	* generic/tclInt.h:			  to [clock clicks] and [time]
	* unix/ (Darwin):		  when TCL_WIDE_CLICKS defined
	* unix/tclUnixTime.c (TclpGetWideClicks, TclpWideClicksToNanoseconds):
	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59
	* unix/ autoheader-2.59

	* unix/tclUnixPort.h (Darwin): override potentially faulty configure
	detection of termios availability in all cases, since termios is known
	to be present on all Mac OS X releases since 10.0. [Bug 497147]

2006-08-18  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tcl.m4 (Darwin): add support for --enable-64bit on x86_64, for
	universal builds including x86_64, for 64-bit CoreFoundation on
	Leopard and for use of -mmacosx-version-min instead of
	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59
	* unix/ autoheader-2.59

	* generic/tcl.h:	  add fixes for building on Leopard and
	* unix/tclUnixPort.h:	  support for 64-bit CoreFoundation on Leopard
	* macosx/tclMacOSXFCmd.c:

	* unix/tclUnixPort.h: on Darwin x86_64, disable use of vfork as it
	causes execve to fail intermittently. (rdar://4685553)

	* generic/tclTomMath.h: on Darwin 64-bit, for now disable use of
	128-bit arithmetic through __attribute__ ((mode(TI))), as it leads to
	link errors due to missing fallbacks. (rdar://4685527)

	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: add x86_64 to universal build,
	switch native release targets to use DWARF with dSYM, Xcode 3.0
	* macosx/README: updates for x86_64 and Xcode 2.4.

	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/default.pbxuser: add test suite target that
	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: runs the tcl test suite at
	build time and shows clickable test suite errors in the GUI build

	* tests/macOSXFCmd.test: fix use of deprecated resource fork paths.

	* unix/tclUnixInit.c (TclpInitLibraryPath): move code that is only
	needed when TCL_LIBRARY is defined to run only in that case.

	* generic/tclLink.c (LinkTraceProc): fix 64-bit signed-with-unsigned
	comparison warning from gcc4 -Wextra.

	* unix/tclUnixChan.c (TclUnixWaitForFile): with timeout < 0, if
	select() returns early (e.g. due to a signal), call it again instead
	of returning a timeout result. Fixes intermittent event-13.8 failures.

2006-08-17  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCompile.c:		Revised the new set of expression
	* generic/tclParseExpr.c:	parse error messages.

2006-08-16  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclParseExpr.c:	Replace PrecedenceOf() function with
	prec[] static array.

2006-08-14  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* library/clock.tcl (::tcl::clock::add): Added missing braces to
	clockval validation code. Pointed out on comp.lang.tcl.

2006-08-11  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclNamesp.c: Improvements in buffer management to make
	namespace creation faster. Plus selected other minor improvements to
	code quality. [Patch 1352382]

2006-08-10  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	Misc patches to make code more efficient. [Bug 1530474] (afredd)
	* generic/*.c, macosx/tclMacOSXNotify.c, unix/tclUnixNotfy.c,
	* win/tclWinThrd.c: Tidy up invokations of Tcl_Panic() to promote
	string constant sharing and consistent style.
	* generic/tclBasic.c (Tcl_CreateInterp): More efficient handling of
	* generic/tclClock.c (TclClockInit):	 registration of commands not
						 in global namespace.
	* generic/tclVar.c (Tcl_UnsetObjCmd): Remove unreachable clause.

2006-08-09  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclEncoding.c:	Replace buffer copy in for loop with
	call to memcpy(). Thanks to afredd. [Patch 1530262]

2006-08-09  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclCmdIL.c (Tcl_LassignObjCmd): Make the wrong#args message
	a bit more consistent with those used elsewhere. [Bug 1534628]

	* generic/tclDictObj.c (DictForCmd): Stop crash when attempting to
	iterate over an invalid dictionary. [Bug 1531184]

	* doc/ParseCmd.3, doc/expr.n, doc/set.n, doc/subst.n, doc/switch.n:
	* doc/tclvars.n: Ensure that uses of [expr] in documentation examples
	are also good style (with braces) unless otherwise necessary. [Bug

2006-08-03  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixPipe.c (TclpCreateProcess): for USE_VFORK: ensure
	standard channels are initialized before vfork() so that the child
	doesn't potentially corrupt global state in the parent's address space

	* tests/compExpr-old.test: add 'oldExprParser' constraint to all tests
	* tests/compExpr.test:	   that depend on the exact format of the
	* tests/compile.test:	   error messages of the pre-2006-07-05
	* tests/expr-old.test:	   expression parser. The constraint is on by
	* tests/expr.test:	   default (i.e those tests still fail), but
	* tests/for.test:	   can be turned off by passing '-constraints
	* tests/if.test:	   newExprParser' to tcltest, which will skip
	* tests/parseExpr.test:	   the 196 failing tests in the testsuite that
	* tests/while.test:	   are caused by the new expression parser
	error messages.

2006-07-31  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclClock.c (ConvertLocalToUTCUsingC): Corrected a regression
	that caused dates before 1969 to be one day off in the :localtime time
	zone if TZ is not set. [Bug 1531530]

2006-07-30  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclClock.c (GetJulianDayFromEraYearMonthDay): Corrected
	several errors in converting dates before the Common Era [Bug 1426279]
	* library/clock.tcl: Corrected syntax errors in generated code for %EC
	%Ey, and %W format groups [Bug 1505383]. Corrected a bug in cache
	management for format strings containing [glob] metacharacters [Bug
	1494664]. Corrected several errors in formatting/scanning of years
	prior to the Common Era, and added the missing %EE format group to
	indicate the era.
	* tools/makeTestCases.tcl: Added code to make sure that %U and %V
	format groups are included in the tests. (The code depends on %U and
	%V formatting working correctly when 'makeTestCases.tcl' is run,
	rather than making a completely independent check.) Added tests for
	[glob] metacharacters in strings. Added tests for years prior to the
	Common Era.
	* tests/clock.test: Rebuilt with new test cases for all the above.

2006-07-30  Joe English	 <[email protected]>

	* doc/AppInit.3: Fix typo [Bug 1496886]

2006-07-26  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Corrected flawed overflow detection in
	* tests/expr.test:	INST_EXPON that caused [expr 2**64] to return
	0 instead of the same value as [expr 1<<64].

2006-07-24  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* win/tclWinSock.c:	Correct un-initialized Tcl_DString. Thanks to
	afredd. [Bug 1518166]

2006-07-21  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c:
	* tests/execute.test (execute-9.1): dgp's fix for [Bug 1522803].

2006-07-20  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* macosx/tclMacOSXNotify.c (Tcl_InitNotifier, Tcl_WaitForEvent):
	create notifier thread lazily upon first call to Tcl_WaitForEvent()
	rather than in Tcl_InitNotifier(). Allows calling exeve() in processes
	where the event loop has not yet been run (Darwin's execve() fails in
	processes with more than one thread), in particular allows embedders
	to call fork() followed by execve(), previously the pthread_atfork()
	child handler's call to Tcl_InitNotifier() would immediately recreate
	the notifier thread in the child after a fork.

	* macosx/tclMacOSXFCmd.c (TclMacOSXCopyFileAttributes):	   add support
	* macosx/tclMacOSXNotify.c (Tcl_InitNotifier):		   for weakly
	* unix/tclUnixInit.c (Tcl_GetEncodingNameFromEnvironment): importing
	symbols not available on OSX 10.2 or 10.3, enables binaires built on
	later OSX versions to run on earlier ones.
	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: enable weak-linking; turn on
						extra warnings.
	* macosx/README: document how to enable weak-linking; cleanup.
	* unix/tclUnixPort.h: add support for weak-linking; conditionalize
	AvailabilityMacros.h inclusion; only disable realpath on 10.2 or
	earlier when threads are enabled.
	* unix/tclLoadDyld.c (TclpLoadMemoryGetBuffer): change runtime Darwin
	* unix/tclUnixInit.c (TclpInitPlatform):	release check to use
							global initialized
	* unix/tclUnixFCmd.c (DoRenameFile, TclpObjNormalizePath): add runtime
	Darwin release check to determine if realpath is threadsafe.
	* unix/ add check on Darwin for compiler support of weak
	* unix/tcl.m4:	     import and for AvailabilityMacros.h header; move
	Darwin specific checks & defines that are only relevant to the tcl
	build out of tcl.m4; restrict framework option to Darwin; clean up
	quoting and help messages.
	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59
	* unix/ autoheader-2.59

	* generic/regc_locale.c (cclass):
	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclExecuteByteCode):
	* generic/tclIOCmd.c (Tcl_ExecObjCmd):
	* generic/tclListObj.c (NewListIntRep):
	* generic/tclObj.c (Tcl_GetLongFromObj, Tcl_GetWideIntFromObj)
	(FreeBignum, Tcl_SetBignumObj):
	* generic/tclParseExpr.c (Tcl_ParseExpr):
	* generic/tclStrToD.c (TclParseNumber):
	* generic/tclStringObj.c (TclAppendFormattedObjs):
	* unix/tclLoadDyld.c (TclpLoadMemory):
	* unix/tclUnixPipe.c (TclpCreateProcess): fix signed-with-unsigned
	comparison and other warnings from gcc4 -Wextra.

2006-07-13  Andreas Kupries <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixPort.h: Added the inclusion of <AvailabilityMacros.h>.
	The missing header caused the upcoming #if conditions to wrongly
	exclude realpath, causing file normalize to ignore symbolic links in
	the path.

2006-07-11  Zoran Vasiljevic <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclAsync.c: Made Tcl_AsyncDelete() more tolerant when called
	after all thread TSD has been garbage-collected.

2006-07-05  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclParseExpr.c:	Completely new expression parser that
	builds a parse tree instead of operating with deep recursion. This
	corrects reports of stack-blowing crashes parsing long expressions
	[Bug 906201] and replaces a fundamentally O(N^2) algorithm with an
	O(N) one [RFE 903765]. The new parser is better able to generate error
	messages that clearly report both the nature and context of the syntax
	error [Bugs 1029267, 1381715]. For now, the code for the old parser is
	still present and can be activated with a "#define OLD_EXPR_PARSER
	1". This is for the sake of a clean implementation patch, and for ease
	of benchmarking. The new parser is non-recursive, so much lighter in
	stack consumption, but it does use more heap, so there may be cases
	where parsing of long expressions that succeeded with the old parser
	will lead to out of memory panics with the new one. There are still
	more improvements possible on that point, though significant progress
	may require changes to the Tcl_Token specifications documented for the
	public Tcl_Parse*() routines.
	***POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY*** for any callers that rely on the exact
	(usually terrible) error messages generated by the old parser. This
	includes a large number of tests in the test suite.

	* generic/tclInt.h:		Replaced TclParseWhiteSpace() with
	* generic/tclParse.c:		TclParseAllWhiteSpace() which is what
	* generic/tclParseExpr.c:	all the callers really needed.
	Breaking whitespace runs at newlines is useful only to the command
	parsing function, and it can call the file scoped routine
	ParseWhiteSpace() to do that.

	* tests/expr-old.test:	Removed knownBug constraints that masked
	* tests/expr.test:	failures due to revised error messages.
	* tests/parseExpr.test:

2006-06-20  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIOUtil.c:	Changed default configuration to
	* generic/tclInt.decls: #undef USE_OBSOLETE_FS_HOOKS which disables
	* generic/tclTest.c:	access to the Tcl 8.3 internal routines for
	hooking into filesystem operations. Everyone ought to have migrated to
	Tcl_Filesystems by now.
	***POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY*** for any code still stuck in the
	pre-Tcl_Filesystem era.

	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:	make genstubs
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:

	* generic/tclStrToD.c:	Removed dead code that permitted disabling of
	recognition of the new 0b and 0o numeric formats.

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Removed dead code that implemented alternative
	* generic/tclObj.c:	design where numeric values did not
	automatically narrow to the smallest Tcl_ObjType required to hold them

	* generic/tclCmdAH.c:	Removed dead code that was old implementation
	of [format].

2006-06-14  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixPort.h (Darwin): support MAC_OS_X_VERSION_MAX_ALLOWED
	define from AvailabilityMacros.h: override configure detection and
	only use API available in the indicated OS version or earlier.

2006-06-14  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/format.n, doc/scan.n: Added examples for converting between
	characters and their numeric interpretations following user prompting.

2006-06-13  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclLoadDl.c (TclpDlopen): Workaround for a compiler bug in Sun
	Forte 6. [Bug 1503729]

2006-06-06  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* doc/GetStdChan.3:	Added recommendation that each call to
	Tcl_SetStdChannel() be accompanied by a call to Tcl_RegisterChannel().

2006-06-05  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/Alloc.3: Added documentation of promise that Tcl_Realloc(NULL,x)
	is the same as Tcl_Alloc(x), as discussed in comp.lang.tcl. Also fixed
	nonsense sentence to say something meaningful.

2006-05-29  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tcl.h (Tcl_DecrRefCount): use if/else construct to allow
	placement in unbraced outer if/else conditions. (jcw)

2006-05-27  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* macosx/tclMacOSXNotify.c: implemented pthread_atfork() handler that
	* unix/tcl.m4 (Darwin):	    recreates CoreFoundation state and
	notifier thread in the child after a fork(). Note that pthread_atfork
	is available starting with Tiger only. Because vfork() is used by the
	core on Darwin, [exec]/[open] are not affected by this fix, only
	extensions or embedders that call fork() directly (such as TclX).
	However, this only makes fork() safe from corefoundation tcl with
	--disable-threads; as on all platforms, forked children may deadlock
	in threaded tcl due to the potential for stale locked mutexes in the
	child. [Patch 923072]

	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59
	* unix/ autoheader-2.59

2006-05-24  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tcl.m4 (SC_CONFIG_SYSTEM): Fixed quoting of command script to
	awk; it was a rarely used branch, but it was wrong. [Bug 1494160]

2006-05-23  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/chan.n, doc/refchan.n: Tighten up the documentation to follow a
	slightly more consistent style with regard to argument capitalization.

2006-05-13  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclProc.c (ProcCompileProc): When a bump of the compile
	epoch forces the re-compile of a proc body, take care not to overwrite
	any Proc struct that may be referred to on the active call stack. Note
	that the fix will not be effective for code that calls the private
	routine TclProcCompileProc() directly. [Bug 1482718]

2006-05-13  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclEvent.c (HandleBgErrors): fix leak. [Coverity issue 86]

2006-05-05  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclMain.c (Tcl_Main):		Corrected flaw that required
	* tests/main.test: (Tcl_Main-4.5):	processing of one interactive
	command before passing control to the loop routine registered with
	Tcl_SetMainLoop(). [Bug 1481986]

2006-05-04  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* README:		Bump version number to 8.5a5
	* generic/tcl.h:
	* tools/
	* unix/
	* unix/tcl.spec:
	* win/README.binary:
	* win/

	* unix/configure:	autoconf-2.59
	* win/configure:

	* generic/tclBasic.c (ExprSrandFunc): Restore acceptance of wide/big
	* doc/mathfunc.n: integer values by srand(). [Bug 1480509]

2006-04-26  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	*** 8.5a4 TAGGED FOR RELEASE ***

	* changes:	Updates for another RC.

	* generic/tclBinary.c:	Revised the handling of the Q and q format
	* generic/tclInt.h:	specifiers for [binary] to account for the
	* generic/tclStrToD.c:	"middle endian" floating point format used in
	Nokia N770.

2006-04-25  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* doc/DoubleObj.3:	More doc updates for TIP 237.
	* doc/expr.n:
	* doc/format.n:
	* doc/mathfunc.n:
	* doc/scan.n:
	* doc/string.n:

	* generic/tclScan.c:	[scan $s %u] is documented to accept only
	* tests/scan.test:	decimal formatted integers. Fixed to match.

2006-04-19  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclStrToD.c: Added code to support the "middle endian"
	floating point format used in the Nokia N770's software-based floating
	point. Thanks to Bruce Johnson for reporting this bug, originally on
	* library/clock.tcl: Fixed a bug with Daylight Saving Time and Posix
	time zone specifiers reported by Martin Lemburg in
	(and not at SourceForge).
	* tests/clock.test: Added test case for the above bug.

2006-04-18  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/IntObj.3: Minor review fixes, including better documentation of
	the behaviour of Tcl_GetBignumAndClearObj.

2006-04-17  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* doc/IntObj.3: Documentation changes to account for TIP 237 changes.
	* doc/Object.3: [Bug 1446971]

2006-04-12  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/regc_locale.c (cclass): Redefined the meaning of [:print:]
	to be exactly UNICODE letters, numbers, punctuation, symbols and
	spaces (*not* whitespace). [Bug 1376892]

2006-04-11  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclTrace.c:	Stop some interference between enter traces
	* tests/trace.test:	and enterstep traces. [Bug 1458266]

2006-04-07  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclPathObj.c: Yet another revised fix for the [Bug 1379287]
	* tests/fileSystem.test:	family of path normalization bugs.

2006-04-06  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclRegexp.c (FinalizeRegexp): full reset data to indicate
	readiness for reinitialization.

2006-04-06  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIndexObj.c (Tcl_GetIndexFromObjStruct):	It seems there
	* tests/indexObj.test:	are extensions that rely on the prior behavior
	* doc/GetIndex.3:	that the empty string cannot succeed as a
	unique prefix matcher, so I'm restoring Donal Fellows's solution.
	Added mention of this detail to the documentation. [Bug 1464039]

	* tests/compExpr-old.test:	Updated testmathfunctions constraint
	* tests/compExpr.test:		to post-TIP-232 world.
	* tests/expr-old.test:
	* tests/expr.test:
	* tests/info.test:

	* tests/indexObj.test:	Corrected other test errors revealed by
	* tests/upvar.test:	testing outside the tcltest application.

	* generic/tclPathObj.c: Revised fix for the [Bug 1379287] family of
	path normalization bugs.

2006-04-06  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	define on Darwin. [Bug 1457515]
	* unix/configure: autoconf-2.59
	* unix/ autoheader-2.59

2006-04-05  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* win/tclWinInit.c:	More careful calls to Tcl_DStringSetLength()
	* win/tclWinSock.c:	to avoid creating invalid DString states. Bump
	* win/tclWinDde.c:	to version 1.3.2. [RFE 1366195]
	* library/dde/pkgIndex.tcl:

	* library/reg/pkgIndex.tcl:	Bump to registry 1.2 because
	* win/tclWinReg.c:	Registry_Unload() is a new public routine
	* win/	compared to the 1.1.* releases.

	* win/	Bump package version numbers.
	* win/configure:	autoconf 2.59

2006-04-05  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIndexObj.c (Tcl_GetIndexFromObjStruct): Allow empty
	strings to be matched by the Tcl_GetIndexFromObj machinery, in the
	same manner as any other key. [Bug 1464039]

2006-04-03  Andreas Kupries <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIO.c (ReadChars): Added check, panic and commentary to a
	piece of code which relies on BUFFER_PADDING to create enough space at
	the beginning of each buffer for the insertion of partial multibyte
	data at the beginning of a buffer. Commentary explains why this code
	is OK, and the panic is as a precaution if someone twiddled the
	BUFFER_PADDING into uselessness.

	* generic/tclIO.c (ReadChars): Temporarily suppress the use of
	TCL_ENCODING_END set when EOF was reached while the buffer we are
	converting is not truly the last buffer in the queue. Together with
	the Utf bug below it was possible to completely wreck the buffer data
	structures, eventually crashing Tcl. [Bug 1462248]

	* generic/tclEncoding.c (UtfToUtfProc): Stop accessing memory beyond
	the end of the input buffer when TCL_ENCODING_END is set and the last
	bytes of the buffer start a multi-byte sequence. This bug contributed
	to [Bug 1462248].

2006-03-30  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: remove unused var and silence gcc warning

2006-03-29  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* win/ convert _NATIVE paths to use / to avoid ".\"
	path-as-escape issue.

2006-03-29  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* changes:	Updates for another RC.

	* generic/tclPathObj.c:	 More fixes for path normalization when /../
	* tests/fileSystem.test: tries to go beyond root.[Bug 1379287]

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Revised INST_MOD implementation to do
	calculations in native types as much as possible, moving to mp_ints
	only when necessary.

2006-03-28  Jeff Hobbs	<[email protected]>

	* win/tclWinPipe.c (TclpCreateProcess): change panics to Tcl errors
	and do proper refcounting of noe objPtr. [Bug 1194429]

	* unix/tcl.m4, win/tcl.m4: []-quote AC_DEFUN functions.

2006-03-28  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* macosx/Tcl.xcode/default.pbxuser:	add '-singleproc 1' cli arg to
	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/default.pbxuser: tcltest to ease test debugging

	* macosx/Tcl.xcode/project.pbxproj:	removed $prefix/share from
	* macosx/Tcl.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj: TCL_PACKAGE_PATH as per change
	to unix/ of 2006-03-13.

	* unix/tclUnixFCmd.c (TclpObjNormalizePath): deal with *BSD/Darwin
	realpath() converting relative paths into absolute paths [Bug 1064247]

2006-03-28  Vince Darley  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIOUtil.c: fix to nativeFilesystemRecord comparisons
	(lesser part of [Bug 1064247])

2006-03-27  Pat Thoyts	<[email protected]>

	* win/tclWinTest.c:	Fixes for [Bug 1456373] (mingw-gcc issue)

2006-03-27  Andreas Kupries <[email protected]>

	* doc/CrtChannel.3:    Added TCL_CHANNEL_VERSION_5, made it the
	* generic/tcl.h:       version where the "truncateProc" is defined at,
	* generic/tclIO.c:     and moved all channel drivers of Tcl to v5.
	* generic/tclIOGT.c, generic/tclIORChan.c, unix/tclUnixChan.c:
	* unix/tclUnixPipe.c, win/tclWinChan.c, win/tclWinConsole.c:
	* win/tclWinPipe.c, win/tclWinSerial.c, win/tclWinSock.c:

2006-03-27  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Merge INST_MOD computation in with the
	INST_?SHIFT instructions, which also operate only on two integral
	values. Also corrected flaw that made INST_BITNOT of wide values
	require mp_int calculations. Also corrected type that missed optimized
	handling of the tclBooleanType by the TclGetBooleanFromObj macro.

	* changes:	Updates for another RC.

2006-03-25  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Corrections to INST_EXPON detection of
	overflow to use mp_int calculations.

2006-03-24  Kevin B. Kenny  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c (TclExecuteByteCode): Added a couple of missing
	casts to 'int' that were affecting compilablity on VC6.

2006-03-24  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclEncoding.c: Reverted latest change [Bug 506653] since it
	reportedly killed test performance on Windows.

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Revised INST_EXPON implementation to do
	calculations in native types as much as possible, moving to mp_ints
	only when necessary.

2006-03-23  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Merged INST_EXPON handling in with the other
	binary operators that operate on all number types (INST_ADD, etc.).

	* tests/env.test: With case preserved (see 2006-03-21 commit) be sure
	to do case-insensitive filtering. [Bug 1457065]

2006-03-23  Reinhard Max  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tcl.spec: Cleaned up and completed the spec file. An RPM can
	now be built from the tcl source distribution with "rpmbuild -tb

2006-03-22  Reinhard Max  <[email protected]>

	* tests/stack.test: Run the stack tests in subshells, so that they are
	reported as failed tests rather than bugs in the test suite if the
	recursion causes a segfault.

2006-03-21  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* changes:	Updates for another RC.

	* generic/tclStrToD.c:	One of the branches of AccumulateDecimalDigit
	* tests/parseExpr.test: did not. [Bug 1451233]

	* tests/env.test:	Preserve case of saved env vars. [Bug 1409272]

2006-03-21  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclInt.decls:	 implement globbing for HFS creator & type
	* macosx/tclMacOSXFCmd.c:codes and 'hidden' flag, as documented in
	* tests/macOSXFCmd.test: glob.n; objectified OSType handling in [glob]
	* unix/tclUnixFile.c:	 and [file attributes]; fix globbing for
	hidden files with pattern==NULL arg. [Bug 823329]
	* generic/tclIntPlatDecls.h:
	* generic/tclStubInit.c: make genstubs

2006-03-20  Andreas Kupries <[email protected]>

	* win/ (install-libraries): Generate tcl8/8.4 directory
	under Windows as well (cygwin Makefile). Related entry: 2006-03-07,
	dgp. This moved the installation of http from 8.2 to 8.4, partially. A
	fix of the required directory creation was done for unix on Mar 10,
	without entry in the Changelog. This entry is for the fix of the
	directory creation under Windows.

	* unix/installManPage: There is always one even more broken "sed".
	Moved the # comment starting character in the sed script to the
	beginning of their respective lines. The AIX sed will not recognize
	them as comments otherwise :( The actual text stays indented for
	better association with the commands they belong to.

2006-03-20  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* tests/cmdAH.test, tests/fCmd.test, tests/unixFCmd.test:
	* tests/winFCmd.test: Cleanup of some test constraint handling, and a
	few other minor issues.

2006-03-18  Vince Darley  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclFileName.c:
	* doc/FileSystem.3:
	* tests/fileName.test: Fix to [Bug 1084705] so that 'glob -nocomplain'
	finally agrees with its documentation and doesn't swallow genuine

	***POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY*** for scripts that assumed '-nocomplain'
	removes the need for 'catch' to deal with non-understood path names.

	Small optimisation to implementation of pattern==NULL case of TclGlob,
	and clarification to the documentation. [Tclvfs bug 1405317]

2006-03-18  Vince Darley  <[email protected]>

	* tests/fCmd.test: added knownBug test case for [Bug 1394972]

	* tests/winFCmd.test:
	* tests/tcltest.test: corrected tests to better account for behaviour
	of writable/non-writable directories on Windows 2000/XP. This, with
	the previous patches, closes [Bug 1193497]

2006-03-17  Andreas Kupries <[email protected]>

	* doc/chan.n: Updated with documentation for the commands 'chan
	create' and 'chan postevent' (TIP #219).

	* doc/refchan.n: New file. Documentation of the command handler API
	for reflected channels (TIP #219).

2006-03-17  Joe Mistachkin <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixPort.h: Include pthread.h prior to pthread_np.h [Bug

	* win/tclWinTest.c: Corrected typo of 'initializeMutex' that prevented
	successful compilation.

2006-03-16  Andreas Kupries <[email protected]>

	* doc/open.n: Documented the changed behaviour of 'a'ppend mode.

	* tests/io.test (io-43.1 io-44.[1234]): Rewritten to be self-contained
	with regard to setup and cleanup. [Bug 681793]

	* generic/tclIOUtil.c (TclGetOpenMode): Added the flag O_APPEND to the
	list of POSIX modes used when opening a file for 'a'ppend. This
	enables the proper automatic seek-to-end-on-write by the OS. See [Bug
	680143] for longer discussion.

	* tests/ioCmd.test (iocmd-13.7.*): Extended the testsuite to check the
	new handling of 'a'.

2006-03-15  Andreas Kupries <[email protected]>

	* tests/socket.test: Extended the timeout in socket-11.11 from 10 to
	40 seconds to allow for really slow machines. Also extended
	actual/expected results with value of variable 'done' to make it
	clearer when a test fails due to a timeout. [Bug 792159]

2006-03-15  Vince Darley  <[email protected]>

	* win/fCmd.test: add proper test constraints so the new tests don't
	run on Unix.

2006-03-14  Andreas Kupries <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclPipe.c (TclCreatePipeline): Modified the processing of
	pipebars to fail if the last bar is followed only by redirections.
	[Bug 768659]

2006-03-14  Andreas Kupries <[email protected]>

	* doc/fconfigure.n: Clarified that -translation is binary is reported
	as lf when queried, because it is identical to lf, except for the
	special additional behaviour when setting it. [Bug 666770]

2006-03-14  Andreas Kupries <[email protected]>

	* doc/clock.n: Removed double-quotes around section title NAME; not
	* unix/installManpage: Reverted part to handle double-quotes in
	section NAME, chokes older sed installations.

2006-03-14  Andreas Kupries <[email protected]>

	* library/tm.tcl (::tcl::tm::Defaults): Fixed handling of environment
	variable TCLX.y_TM_PATH, bad variable reference. Thanks to Julian
	Noble. [Bug 1448251]

2006-03-14  Vince Darley  <[email protected]>

	* win/tclWinFile.c: updated patch to deal with 'file writable' issues
	on Windows XP/2000.
	* generic/tclTest.c:
	* unix/tclUnixTest.c:
	* win/tclWinTest.c:
	* tests/fCmd.test: updated test suite to deal with correct permissions
	setting and differences between XP/2000 and 95/98 3 tests still fail;
	to be dealt with shortly

2006-03-13  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclEncoding.c: Report error when an escape encoding is
	missing one of its sub-encodings. [Bug 506653]

	* unix/	Revert change from 2005-07-26 that sometimes
	* unix/configure:	added $prefix/share to the tcl_pkgPath. See
	[Patch 1231015]. autoconf-2.59.

2006-03-10  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclProc.c (ObjInterpProcEx):
	* tests/apply.test (apply-5.1): Fix [apply] error messages so that
	they quote the lambda expression. [Bug 1447355]

2006-03-10  Zoran Vasiljevic  <[email protected]>

	-- Summary of changes fixing [Bug 1437595] --

	* generic/tclEvent.c: Cosmetic touches and identation
	* generic/tclInt.h: Added TclpFinalizeSockets() call.

	* generic/tclIO.c: Calls TclpFinalizeSockets() as part of the

	* unix/tclUnixSock.c: Added no-op TclpFinalizeSockets().

	* win/tclWinPipe.c, win/tclWinSock.c: Finalization of sockets/pipes is
	now solely done in TclpFinalizeSockets() and TclpFinalizePipes() and
	not over the thread-exit handler, because the order of actions the Tcl
	generic core will impose may result in cores/hangs if the thread exit
	handler tears down corresponding subsystem(s) too early.

2006-03-10  Vince Darley  <[email protected]>

	* win/tclWinFile.c: previous patch breaks tests, so removed.

2006-03-09  Vince Darley  <[email protected]>

	* win/tclWinFile.c: fix to 'file writable' in certain XP directories.
	Thanks to fvogel and jfg. [Patch 1344540] Modified patch to make use
	of existing use of getSecurityProc.

2006-03-08  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclExecute.c: Complete missing bit of TIP 215 implementation
	* tests/incr.test:

2006-03-07  Joe English	 <[email protected]>

	* unix/tcl.m4: Set SHLIB_LD_FLAGS='${LIBS}' on NetBSD, as per the
	other *BSD variants. [Bug 1334613]
	* unix/configure: Regenerated.

2006-03-07  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* changes:	Update in prep. for 8.5a4 release.

	* unix/	Package http 2.5.2 requires Tcl 8.4, so the
	* win/	*.tm installation has to be placed in an "8.4"
	directory, not an "8.2" directory.

2006-03-06  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Revised handling of TCL_EVAL_* flags to
	* tests/parse.test:	simplify TclEvalObjvInternal and to correct
	the auto-loading of alias targets (parse-8.12). [Bug 1444291]

2006-03-03  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclPathObj.c: Revised yesterday's fix for [Bug 1379287] to
	work on Windows.

	* generic/tclObj.c:	Compatibility support for existing code that
	calls Tcl_GetObjType("boolean").

2006-03-02  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclPathObj.c:		Fix for failed normalization of paths
	* tests/fileSystem.test:	with /../ that lead back to the root
	of the filesystem, like /foo/.. [Bug 1379287]

2006-03-01  Reinhard Max  <[email protected]>

	* unix/installManPage: Fix the script for manpages that have quotes
	around the .SH arguments, as doctools produces them. [Bug 1292145]
	Some minor cleanups and improvements.

2006-02-28  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Corrections to be sure that TCL_EVAL_GLOBAL
	* tests/namespace.test: evaluations act the same as [uplevel #0]
	* tests/parse.test:	evaluations, even when execution traces or
	* tests/trace.test:	invocations of [::unknown] are present. [Bug

2006-02-22  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Corrected a few bugs in how [namespace
	* tests/namespace.test: unknown] interacts with TCL_EVAL_* flags.
	[Patch 958222]

2006-02-17  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIORChan.c: Revised error message generation and handling
	* tests/ioCmd.test:	of exceptional return codes in the channel
	reflection layer. [Bug 1372348]

2006-02-16  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIndexObj.c:	Disallow the "ambiguous" error message
	* tests/indexObj.test:		when TCL_EXACT matching is requested.
	* tests/ioCmd.test:

2006-02-15  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclIO.c:	Made several routines tolerant of
	* generic/tclIORChan.c: interp == NULL arguments. [Bug 1380662]
	* generic/tclIOUtil.c:

2006-02-09  Don Porter	<[email protected]>


	* doc/incr.n:		Revised [incr] to auto-initialize when varName
	* generic/tclExecute.c: argument is unset. [Patch 1413115]
	* generic/tclVar.c:
	* tests/compile.test:
	* tests/incr-old.test:
	* tests/incr.test:
	* tests/set.test:

	* tests/main.test (Tcl_Main-6.7):	Improved robustness of
	command auto-completion test. [Bug 1422736]

2006-02-08  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/Encoding.3, doc/encoding.n: Updates due to review at request of
	Don Porter. Mostly minor changes.

2006-02-08  Don Porter	<[email protected]>


	* doc/Encoding.3:	New subcommand [encoding dirs].
	* doc/encoding.n:	New routine Tcl_GetEncodingNameFromEnvironment
	* generic/tcl.decls:	Made public:
	* generic/tclBasic.c:	TclGetEncodingFromObj
	* generic/tclCmdAH.c:		-> Tcl_GetEncodingFromObj
	* generic/tclEncoding.c:TclGetEncodingSearchPath
	* generic/tclInt.decls:		-> Tcl_GetEncodingSearchPath
	* generic/tclInt.h:	TclSetEncodingSearchPath
	* generic/tclTest.c:		-> Tcl_SetEncodingSearchPath
	* library/init.tcl:	Removed commands:
	* tests/cmdAH.test:		[tcl::unsupported::EncodingDirs]
	* tests/encoding.test:		[testencoding path] (Tcltest)
	* unix/tclUnixInit.c:	[Patch 1413934]
	* win/tclWinInit.c:

	* generic/tclDecls.h:	make genstubs
	* generic/tclIntDecls.h:
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:

2006-02-01  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclProc.c: minor improvements to [apply]
	* tests/apply.test: new tests; apply-5.1 currently fails to indicate
	missing work in error reporting

2006-02-01  Don Porter	<[email protected]>


	* doc/apply.n:	(New file)	New command [apply]. [Patch 944803]
	* doc/uplevel.n:
	* generic/tclBasic.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclProc.c:
	* tests/apply.test: (New file)
	* tests/proc-old.test:
	* tests/proc.test:


	* doc/Namespace.3:	New command [namespace unknown]. New public C
	* doc/namespace.n:	routines Tcl_(Get|Set)NamespaceUnknownHandler.
	* doc/unknown.n:	[Patch 958222]
	* generic/tcl.decls:
	* generic/tclBasic.c:
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:
	* tests/namespace.test:

	* generic/tclDecls.h:	make genstubs
	* generic/tclStubInit.c:


	* doc/namespace.n:	New command [namespace upvar]. [Patch 1275435]
	* generic/tclInt.h:
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:
	* generic/tclVar.c:
	* tests/namespace.test:
	* tests/upvar.test:

2006-01-26  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* doc/dict.n: Fixed silly bug in example. Thanks to Heiner Marxen
	<[email protected]> for catching this! [Bug 1415725]

2006-01-26  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixChan.c (TclpOpenFileChannel): Tidy up and comment the
	mess to do with setting up serial channels. This (deliberately) breaks
	a broken FreeBSD port, indicates what we're really doing, and reduces
	the amount of conditional compilation sections for better maintenance.

2006-01-25  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tclUnixInit.c (TclpInitPlatform): Improved conditions on when
	to update the FP rounding mode on FreeBSD, taken from FreeBSD port.

2006-01-23  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* tests/string.test (string-12.21): Added test for [Bug 1410553] based
	on original bug report.

2006-01-23  Miguel Sofer  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclStringObj.c: fixed incorrect handling of internal rep in
	Tcl_GetRange. Thanks to twylite and Peter Spjuth. [Bug 1410553]

	* generic/tclProc.c: fixed args handling for precompiled bodies [Bug
	1412695]; thanks to Uwe Traum.

2006-01-16  Reinhard Max  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclPipe.c (FileForRedirect): Prevent nameString from being
	freed without having been initialized.
	* tests/exec.test: Added a test for the above.

2006-01-12  Zoran Vasiljevic  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclPathObj.c (Tcl_FSGetInternalRep): backported patch from
	core-8-4-branch. A freed pointer has been overwritten causing all
	sorts of coredumps.

2006-01-12  Vince Darley  <[email protected]>

	* win/tclWinFile.c: fix to sharing violation [Bug 1366227]

2006-01-11  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclBasic.c:	Moved Tcl_LogCommandInfo from tclBasic.c to
	* generic/tclNamesp.c:	tclNamesp.c to get access to identifier with
	* tests/error.test (error-7.0): file scope. Added check for traces on
	::errorInfo, and when present fall back to contruction of the stack
	trace in the variable so that write trace notification timings are
	compatible with earlier Tcl releases. This reduces, but does not
	completely eliminate the ***POTENTIAL INCOMPATIBILITY*** created by
	the 2004-10-15 commit. [Bug 1397843]

2006-01-10  Daniel Steffen  <[email protected]>

	* unix/configure:    add caching, use AC_CACHE_CHECK instead of
	* unix/ AC_CACHE_VAL where possible, consistent message
	* unix/tcl.m4:	     quoting, sync relevant tclconfig/tcl.m4 changes
	and gratuitous formatting differences, fix SC_CONFIG_MANPAGES with
	default argument, Darwin improvements to SC_LOAD_*CONFIG.

2006-01-09  Don Porter	<[email protected]>

	* generic/tclNamesp.c (NamespaceInscopeCmd):	[namespace inscope]
	* tests/namespace.test: commands were not reported by [info level].
	[Bug 1400572]

2006-01-09  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* generic/tclTrace.c: Stop exporting the guts of the trace command;
	nothing outside this file needs to see it. [Bug 971336]

2006-01-05  Donal K. Fellows  <[email protected]>

	* unix/tcl.m4 (TCL_CONFIG_SYSTEM): Factor out the code to determine
	the operating system version number, as it was replicated in several

2006-01-04  David Gravereaux  <[email protected]>

	* win/tclAppInit.c: WIN32 native console signal handler removed. This
	was found to be interfering with TWAPI extension one. IMO, special
	services such as signal handlers should best be done with extensions
	to the core after discussions on c.l.t. about Roy Terry's tclsh
	children of a real windows service shell.

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