[Python-Dev] Do we need to support Tcl/Tk versions before 8.0?

Greg Stein gstein@lyra.org
Mon, 27 Mar 2000 13:31:30 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 27 Mar 2000, Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
> Guido van Rossum writes:
>  > The _tkinter.c source code is littered with #ifdefs that mostly center
>  > around distinguishing between Tcl/Tk 8.0 and older versions.  The
>  > two pre-8.0 version supported seem to be 7.5/4.1 and 7.6/4.2.
>  > 
>  > Would it be reasonable to assume that everybody is using at least
>  > Tcl/Tk version 8.0?  This would simplify the code somewhat.
>   Simplify!  It's more important that the latest versions are
> supported than pre-8.0 versions.

I strongly agree.

My motto is, "if the latest Python version doesn't work for you, then
don't upgrade!"  This is also Open Source -- they can easily get the
source to the old _Tkinter if they want new Python + 7.x support.

If you ask in a larger forum, then you are certain to get somebody to say,
"yes... I need that support." Then you have yourself a quandary :-)


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/