Gentoo Archives: gentoo-science

From: justin <jlec@g.o>
To: gentoo-science@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-science] Science Meeting - Status of tcl
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2010 17:23:10
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-science] Science Meeting - Status of tcl by Donnie Berkholz
On 06/12/10 17:14, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> On 08:52 Mon 06 Dec , justin wrote: >> Hi all, >> >> the tcl herd is more or less dead. As there a many sci apps which rely >> on tcl/tk, the question is, how we should deal with this? Contribute, >> take over...? >> >> Lets discuss this. >> >> One simple question, I was asked by a user, should the header >> directories should be somehow generalized? >> >> /usr/include/tcl8.5 -> /usr/include/tcl8.5.9 >> /usr/include/tcl8 -> /usr/include/tcl8.5.9 >> /usr/include/tcl -> /usr/include/tcl8.5.9 >> >> This would simplify cases where the buildsystem has hardcoded paths. > > Don't the directories reflect tcl "ABIs", not just some kind of > arbitrary version? >
They do as far as I understand. But as we do not slot them, we could take care with depending on a certain version, if not every version is suitable.


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