[Python-checkins] bpo-33479: Remove unqualified tkinter threadsafe claim. (GH-6990) (GH-27705)

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date: 2021-08-10T11:58:05+02:00

bpo-33479: Remove unqualified tkinter threadsafe claim. (GH-6990) (GH-27705)

It has not been true for several years and likely never was.
(cherry picked from commit 6b37d0d5300813de31d66df1c77dad7e1027e4d8)

Co-authored-by: Terry Jan Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu>

A Misc/NEWS.d/next/Documentation/2018-05-19-15-59-29.bpo-33479.4cLlxo.rst
M Doc/library/tk.rst

diff --git a/Doc/library/tk.rst b/Doc/library/tk.rst
index c6c73f057cab1..691c9df5e8f80 100644
--- a/Doc/library/tk.rst
+++ b/Doc/library/tk.rst
@@ -19,8 +19,7 @@ The :mod:`tkinter` package is a thin object-oriented layer on top of Tcl/Tk. To
 use :mod:`tkinter`, you don't need to write Tcl code, but you will need to
 consult the Tk documentation, and occasionally the Tcl documentation.
 :mod:`tkinter` is a set of wrappers that implement the Tk widgets as Python
-classes.  In addition, the internal module :mod:`_tkinter` provides a threadsafe
-mechanism which allows Python and Tcl to interact.
 :mod:`tkinter`'s chief virtues are that it is fast, and that it usually comes
 bundled with Python. Although its standard documentation is weak, good
diff --git a/Misc/NEWS.d/next/Documentation/2018-05-19-15-59-29.bpo-33479.4cLlxo.rst b/Misc/NEWS.d/next/Documentation/2018-05-19-15-59-29.bpo-33479.4cLlxo.rst
new file mode 100644
index 0000000000000..db4973d392395
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Misc/NEWS.d/next/Documentation/2018-05-19-15-59-29.bpo-33479.4cLlxo.rst
@@ -0,0 +1,4 @@
+Remove the unqualified claim that tkinter is threadsafe. It has not been
+true for several years and likely never was. An explanation of what is true
+may be added later, after more discussion, and possibly after patching

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