There is nothing to do if you are using a tclsh or wish
containing the plus-patches (as provided by Jan Nijtmans).
For version 7.6plus please check that your patch was younger then
Dec 12, 1996. A plus-patch older than this does not contain
the required modifications. Skip ahead to the next section.
Note: No patch is required if you use
Tcl 8.2 or beyond. Since that version of Tcl the Trf patch was
made official and added to the core.
Well, it seems you have to do all the modifications by yourself. The
required files reside in the patches-subdirectory of the
source-directory. That is not quite true. They are in one of three
subdirectories, named after the version of tcl they belong to. Select
one of the directories and use the files in there. Don't mix
files from different subdirectories (= tcl versions).
Now you have two choices.
Copy the 4 files tcl.h, tclIO.c,
configure.in and configure to the appropriate
locations, as given in the table below. People using Windows®
should do this. They can safely ignore the files
configure and configure.in, these are specific
Apply the 2 patches standard.patch and
byteorder.patch. The appropriate working directories
Remark: The byteorder patch is required only if the
availability of command binio is desired. See the OS
specific section on how to activate its compilation.
Recommendation: Unter 7.6 it is a good choice to
activate binio, as there is no equivalent functionality
available. Tcl 8.x on the other hand has fcopy and
binary, so it is no loss if binio is left out.