[Python-Dev] Drop/deprecate Tkinter?

Ivan Pozdeev vano at mail.mipt.ru
Wed May 2 16:51:13 EDT 2018

As https://bugs.python.org/issue33257 and 
https://bugs.python.org/issue33316 showed, Tkinter is broken, for both 
Py2 and Py3, with both threaded and non-threaded Tcl, since 2002 at 
least, and no-one gives a damn.

This seems to be a testament that very few people are actually 
interested in or are using it.

If that's so, there's no use keeping it in the standard library -- if 
anything, because there's not enough incentive and/or resources to 
support it. And to avoid screwing people (=me) up when they have the 
foolishness to think they can rely on it in their projects -- nowhere in 
the docs it is said that the module is only partly functional.



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