[Python-Dev] Event loops, PyOS_InputHook, and Tkinter

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Nov 10 06:19:42 CET 2005

>>>>> "Michiel" == Michiel Jan Laurens de Hoon <mdehoon at c2b2.columbia.edu> writes:

    Michiel> What is the advantage of Tk in comparison to other GUI
    Michiel> toolkits?

IMO, Tk's _advantage_ is that it's there already.  As a standard
component, it works well for typical simple GUI applications (thus
satisfying "batteries included" IMO), and it's self-contained.  So I
would say it's at _no disadvantage_ to other toolkits.

Alternatives like PyGtk and wxWidgets are easily available and provide
some degree of cross-platform support for those who need something

Is there some reason why you can't require users to install a toolkit
more suited to your application's needs?

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