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

Jim Jewett jimjjewett at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 16:29:01 CET 2005

Phillip J. Eby:

> did you ever try using IPython, and confirm whether it
> does or does not address the issue

As I understand it, using IPython (or otherwise changing
the interactive mode) works fine *if* you just want a point
solution -- get something up in some environment chosen
by the developer.

Michiel is looking to create a component that will work in
whatever environment the *user* chooses.  Telling users
"you must go through this particular interface" is not
acceptable.  Therefore, IPython is only a workaround,
not a solution.

On the other hand, IPython is clearly a *good* workaround.
The dance described in
is short enough that a real solution might well be built on
IPython; it just isn't quite done yet.


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