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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: version 5.45 of expect/tcl
- From: Marco Atzeri <marco dot atzeri at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 08:48:47 +0200
- Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: version 5.45 of expect/tcl
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On 10/25/2011 3:31 AM, Craig Miller wrote:
I am the author of expect-lite <expect-lite.sf.net> which relies heavily
on expect. The version in the cygwin repository is quite old (from
2003). I have compiled a modern version of expect (v 5.45) based on TCL
Expect, originally written by Don Libes, is a program that "talks" to
other interactive programs according to a script. Following the script,
Expect knows what can be expected from a program and what the correct
response should be. An interpreted language provides branching and
high-level control structures to direct the dialogue. In addition, the
user can take control and interact directly when desired, afterward
returning control to the script.
This is a direct replacement for the 2003 version, and can be found at:
Please accept this into the cygwin repository.
I suspect our expect package maintainer (aka cgf) is capable to
update the package by himself.
Moreover the tcltk package in cygwin is based around 8.4 not 8.5.
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