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-SCCS: @(#) README 1.49 97/08/14 08:47:31
+SCCS: @(#) README 1.52 97/11/20 12:43:16
This directory and its descendants contain the sources and documentation
for Tcl, an embeddable scripting language. The information here
-corresponds to release 8.0. Tcl 8.0 is a major new release that replaces
-the core of the interpreter with an on-the-fly bytecode compiler to
-improve execution speed. It also includes several other new features
-such as namespaces and binary I/O, plus many bug fixes. The compiler
-introduces a few incompatibilities that may affect existing Tcl scripts;
-the incompatibilities are relatively obscure but may require
-modifications to some old scripts before they can run with this version.
-The compiler introduces many new C-level APIs, but the old APIs are
-still supported. See below for more details.
+corresponds to release 8.0p2, which is the second patch update for Tcl
+8.0. Tcl 8.0 is a major new release that replaces the core of the
+interpreter with an on-the-fly bytecode compiler to improve execution
+speed. It also includes several other new features such as namespaces
+and binary I/O, plus many bug fixes. The compiler introduces a few
+incompatibilities that may affect existing Tcl scripts; the
+incompatibilities are relatively obscure but may require modifications
+to some old scripts before they can run with this version. The compiler
+introduces many new C-level APIs, but the old APIs are still supported.
+See below for more details. This patch release fixes various bugs in
+Tcl 8.0; there are no feature changes relative to Tcl 8.0.
@@ -23,12 +25,12 @@ still supported. See below for more details.
The best way to get started with Tcl is to read one of the introductory
books on Tcl:
+ Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk, 2nd Edition, by Brent Welch,
+ Prentice-Hall, 1997, ISBN 0-13-616830-2
Tcl and the Tk Toolkit, by John Ousterhout,
Addison-Wesley, 1994, ISBN 0-201-63337-X
- Practical Programming in Tcl and Tk, by Brent Welch,
- Prentice-Hall, 1995, ISBN 0-13-182007-9
Exploring Expect, by Don Libes,
O'Reilly and Associates, 1995, ISBN 1-56592-090-2
@@ -80,7 +82,7 @@ Before trying to compile Tcl you should do the following things:
without changing any features, so you should normally use the
latest patch release for the version of Tcl that you want.
Patch releases are available in two forms. A file like
- tcl8.0p1.tar.Z is a complete release for patch level 1 of Tcl
+ tcl8.0p2.tar.Z is a complete release for patch level 2 of Tcl
version 8.0. If there is a file with a higher patch level than
this release, just fetch the file with the highest patch level
and use it.