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[Python-Dev] Drop/deprecate Tkinter?


On 5/2/2018 6:01 PM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> On Wed, 2 May 2018 22:54:04 +0100
> Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:

>> His *other* email seems reasonable, and warrants a response, yes. But
>> are we to take the suggestion made here (to drop tkinter) seriously,
>> based on the fact that there's a (rare - at least it appears that the
>> many IDLE users haven't hit it yet) race condition that causes a crash
>> in Python 2.7? (It appears that the problem doesn't happen in the
>> python.org 3.x builds, if I understand the description of the issue).

I got the same impression, and indeed got no crashes in 25 tries.

> I and others actually suggested it seriously in the past.  Now,
> admittedly, at least IDLE seems better maintained than it used to
> be -- not sure about Tkinter itself.

Serhiy continues to work on tkinter even though he now works on much 
else.  We just made an overlooked 2to3 fix last week.

-- 
Terry Jan Reedy