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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