[Python-Dev] Tkinter has many files

cool-RR cool-rr at cool-rr.com
Thu Aug 6 15:44:26 CEST 2009

Hello python-dev!

I'm a Python programmer, but this is the first time I'm posting on
python-dev, and I am not familiar at all with how the Python implementation
works -- so this post may be way off.

I've recently released a Python application,
which is packaged using py2exe and InnoSetup. Due to the fact that my
program needs to give the user a full Python shell, I've made py2exe package
the entire Python standard library with my application. What I've noticed
when I did that is that Tkinter has *a lot* of files. This is a bit
inconvenient for several reasons, the main one being that the installer for
PythonTurtle takes a long time to copy all of those little files. (I think
the reason for the slowness is not the weight of the files, but the fact
that there are so many of them.) There are also other reasons why it's
annoying: Ohloh thinks my project is "Mostly written in Tcl," and git-gui
gave me trouble for trying to commit so many files.
Do you think it will be a good thing to package all of these Tkinter files
into one big file (or several big files)?

Best Wishes,
Ram Rachum.
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