Am 22.12.22 um 20:29 schrieb Torsten Berg:
> the interpreter shipped with macOS is typically quite old. I do not recommend to use that one unless you are making the first steps in Tcl and do not need the newest features.
Even worse, it was sometimes buggy as hell (segfaulting....) because the
Mac platform has changed a lot and these changes were corrected only in
current Tcl. The shipping version is 8.5.9 (!!):
(base) Apfelkiste:Tests chris$ /usr/bin/tclsh
WARNING: This version of tcl is included in macOS for compatibility with
In future versions of macOS the tcl runtime will not be available by
default, and may require you to install an additional package.
% info patchlevel
In short, NEVER use it for anything!
> Apart from this, I am not aware of any good distribution for the mac.
I (very loosely) maintain a distribution of kbskit, originally by Rene
Zaumseil, as a Github project, which compiles to binaries for all 3
platforms via Github actions:
The last binary release is 8.6.11, the source currently compiles 8.6.13.
At the moment, TclCurl is not working on Windows, that's why the release
does not happen. If you login to Github, you can download the artifact
from the latest macOS compilation, though.
Maybe BAWT or some other distro could also bi migrated to Github Actions?