Tkinter dying a Flailing Death?

Randall Hopper aa8vb at
Sat Apr 1 15:19:08 CEST 2000

anders schneiderman:
 |I've been working for a while on a Tkinter program, and almost every time I
 |quit it, it twice complains that "This program has performed an illegal
 |operation and will be shut down."  
 |Since I'm new to Python, I figured it must be something I was doing.  So, I
 |tried running a demo from the Tkinter library,  Surprise!  It
 |also dies twice, bitterly complaining about illegal operations.  The code
 |below is the Tkinter demo.  Any idea why it's so unhappy when it quits?

Sounds like an installation problem.  Someone with Python-on-MSWindows
experience is going to need to help you.

FWIW, your code works fine here on SGI IRIX (Python 1.5.2, Tcl/Tk 8.0.4).

Randall Hopper
aa8vb at

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