[docs] [issue16823] Python quits on running tkinter code with threads

Terry J. Reedy report at bugs.python.org
Sun May 13 00:16:15 EDT 2018

Terry J. Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> added the comment:

In the message above, I asked "why this code runs in 3.x but eventually fails in 2.x?".  The answer is almost certainly that I used 3.5 with tk 8.6 compiled *with* thread support and 2.7 with tk 8.5 compiled without thread support.

Serhiy, if you use a system supplied 8.6 with thread support for all Python versions, that would explain why these thread examples work for you with all Python versions.  If non-thread tk works for you, then the code in _tkinter.c works better on Linux (where it must have been developed) than Windows.

The original failure report duplicates other similar reports.  My previous responses, including proposed doc change were incomplete, as I only learned about the tcl compile option a month ago.  I opened #33479, with more extensive proposed tkinter doc changes, in favor of this.

stage:  -> resolved
status: open -> closed
superseder:  -> Document tkinter and threads

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