[Edu-sig] How to explore Tkinter interactively with IDLE 1.0

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Sep 26 18:39:51 EDT 2003

> Doesn't Tkinter claim to be threadsafe? (The few simple programs I
> wrote, whith several threads drawing on the same Canvas showed no
> problems.)

It does claim so, but (esp. on Windows) I'm doubtful of that claim for
large apps.

> However there is a different point: In my classes I use the -Qnew switch
> for the Python interpreter (and also in my book, as you already noticed,
> when you read some excerpts of it) and this works fine with IDLE -n, but,
> alas, it doesn't work with IDLE 1.0 in standard mode. Is this a feature 
> or a bug?

I consider it a bug.  I'm not sure how easy it will be to fix though,
but I encourage you to submit a SF bug for this.

> So what about a switch - or at least also a configuration option -  for 
> the new division?

A config option could work but only if you don't use -n. :-)

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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