On 9/13/2017 3:09 PM, Grant Edwards wrote:
> I tried to write a small (but non-trivial) Tcl app once, and would
> happily vote to bury Tcl and then might even dance on its grave.
> Tkinter, OTOH, is great for small, simple GUI apps -- with a few
> 1. You have to grit your teeth because you know there's a Tcl
> interpreter buried in the details.
> 2. When you package up a trivial Tkinter application using something
> like py2exe, it balloons up to a ginormous size (way larger than
> the equivalent app written using wxPython). I assume this is
> caused largely by 1.
> 3. No matter how hard you try, Tkinter apps always look a bit
> foreign. I've just given up trying to them to look like native
> apps: it doesn't work, and it annoys the mule.
Relative to past Windows, Win 10 looks a bit foreign. On Windows, tk
pretty much uses native widgets. The ttk versions are a bit better on
Windows, definitely better on linux, and apparently even more better on
Mac. Did you use them?
>  After wasting several days fighting with TCL's quoting sematics, I
> gave up and wrote the app in Scheme (and was done in a couple
Terry Jan Reedy