Tkinter installation problems

Fredrik Lundh effbot at
Wed Feb 23 11:30:50 EST 2000

Mladen Bestvina <bestvina at> wrote:
> mladen at drava:/home/mladen/projects/grayson > python
> Python 1.5.2 (#4, Feb 14 2000, 16:39:33)  [GCC pgcc-2.91.57 19980901
> (egcs-1.1 re on linux2
> Copyright 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam
> >>> import _tkinter
> >>> import Tkinter
> >>>  Tkinter._test()
>   File "<stdin>", line 1
>     Tkinter._test()
>     ^
> SyntaxError: invalid syntax

umm.  that's no Tkinter installation problems (but I'm
sure Gerrit will pop up and say it is ;-)

you've stumbled upon a basic Python feature: you cannot
change the indentation level unless you're opening a new

in other words, get rid of that extra leading space, and see
if you get any further.


PS.  if your response isn't "duh", make sure you work through
a few basic Python examples before diving into the wonderful
world of Tkinter.

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