Apply Tcl_Init() to the "hold" interpreter created by pltcl.
You might think this is unnecessary since that interpreter is never used
to run code --- but it turns out that's wrong. As of Tcl 8.5, the "clock"
command (alone among builtin Tcl commands) is partially implemented by
loaded-on-demand Tcl code, which means that it fails if there's not
unknown-command support, and also that it's impossible to run it directly
in a safe interpreter. The way they get around the latter is that
Tcl_CreateSlave() automatically sets up an alias command that forwards any
execution of "clock" in a safe slave interpreter to its parent interpreter.
Thus, when attempting to execute "clock" in trusted pltcl, the command
actually executes in the "hold" interpreter, where it will fail if
unknown-command support hasn't been introduced by sourcing the standard
init.tcl script, which is done by Tcl_Init(). (This is a pretty dubious
design decision on the Tcl boys' part, if you ask me ... but they didn't.)
Back-patch all the way. It's not clear that anyone would try to use ancient
versions of pltcl with a recent Tcl, but it's not clear they wouldn't, either.
Also add a regression test using "clock", in branches that have regression
test support for pltcl.
Per recent trouble report from Kyle Bateman.
pltcl.c (r184.108.40.206 -> r220.127.116.11)
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