ISVs providing Linux downloads
Posted Sep 15, 2012 17:52 UTC (Sat) by anselm
In reply to: ISVs providing Linux downloads
Parent article: Meeks: Linux on the (consumer) Desktop
I suggest you read up on »Tcl stubs«, which is a feature that was introduced in Tcl 8.1 especially to make Tcl extensions in C usable with different (notably future) versions of Tcl.
I used to do a lot of C-level programming with Tcl and this proved to be a very valuable feature because you didn't have to recompile your extensions whenever a new Tcl version came out. So no, you don't need to »recompile the world«, and indeed that is not something the Tcl authors recommend – they recommend using stubs instead so your extensions will be compatible with future Tcl versions without recompilation. In other words, you're wrong.
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