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13:41 Closed ticket [89781ed8]: win: "comx:" not recognized as serial port plus 7 other changes artifact: f40ecfcb user: jan.nijtmans
16:50 New ticket [89781ed8]. artifact: 86d41675 user: oehhar

Ticket UUID: 89781ed82e349f97b0b98c4715f13e9438fea684
Title: win: "comx:" not recognized as serial port
Type: Bug Version: 8.6.10
Submitter: oehhar Created on: 2020-12-09 16:50:27
Subsystem: 99. Other Assigned To: jan.nijtmans
Priority: 5 Medium Severity: Minor
Status: Closed Last Modified: 2020-12-10 13:41:13
Resolution: Out of Date Closed By: jan.nijtmans
    Closed on: 2020-12-10 13:41:13

Serial port names are not detected as such if postpended by ":".


% open com1: r+
couldn't open "com1:": no such file or directory
% open com1 r+

This arises in the following circumstances:

  • Windows platform
  • Wish console window (not tclsh)
  • Interactive mode

This is the continuation of this TCL ticket:

It is opened here (too), as the presence of wish is a requirement that the bug shows up.

Please look to this ticket, to get the information history.

Thank you, Harald

User Comments: jan.nijtmans added on 2020-12-10 13:41:13:

This turned out to be a Tcl bug, not a Tk bug. Which is fixed now. Closing.