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clue on sparky

    I believe I may have a clue as to why sparky is segfaulting in
when run as a python extension. The upstream maintainer is using
python 2.1.1 and tcl 8.3.4 so I built against our python 2.1.3 and
tck 8.3.3. However I just noticed that sid's python2.1 is in
fact built against tcl-8.4 now. Could this case problems if one
builds a python2.1 module against tcl8.3 instead and try to import it?
I tried building sparky against tcl8.4 but got errors of the form...

g++-2.95 -O2 -fPIC -I/usr/include/tcl8.4 -c /usr/local/src/sparky/c++/winsystem-unix.cc
In file included from /usr/local/src/sparky/c++/winsystem-unix.cc:9:
/usr/local/src/sparky/c++/winsystem-all.cc: In function `void update_argv(WinSysP *, int *, char **)':
/usr/local/src/sparky/c++/winsystem-all.cc:354: initialization to `char *' from `const char *' discards qualifiers
/usr/local/src/sparky/c++/winsystem-all.cc:360: passing `char ***' as argument 4 of `Tcl_SplitList(Tcl_Interp *, const char *, int *, const char ***)' adds cv-quals without intervening `const'
/usr/local/src/sparky/c++/winsystem-all.cc: In method `Command_Callback::Command_Callback(WinSysP *, void *, void (*)(void *, void *, void *), void *, bool = true)':
/usr/local/src/sparky/c++/winsystem-all.cc:1717: passing `int (*)(void *, Tcl_Interp *, int, char **)' as argument 3 of `add_tcl_command(WinSysP *, const Stringy &, int (*)(void *, Tcl_Interp *, int, const char **), void *)'

..etc. Anyone have any idea how to properly handle those?

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