Which GUI?

Fredrik Lundh effbot at telia.com
Fri Feb 18 14:57:24 CET 2000

Gerrit Holl <gerrit.holl at pobox.com> wrote:
> > It has a 1.7meg pyd, not to mention various other
> > pyd's as well.
> Tcl/Tk is much larger.
> $ du -chs /usr/X11R6/lib/{tk8.0,tk4.2,libtk8.0.a,libtk4.2.a}
> 851K    /usr/X11R6/lib/tk8.0
> 753K    /usr/X11R6/lib/tk4.2
> 795K    /usr/X11R6/lib/libtk8.0.a
> 708K    /usr/X11R6/lib/libtk4.2.a
> 791K    /usr/lib/python/lib-dynload/_tkinter.so
> 3,8M    total
> Only Tk 8.0 is already 851K + 795K = 1646K, with _tkinter.so it's 2437K.

you're not only counting several versions of the same
libraries, you're also comparing apples and bananas.
here's what I have on my Windows box:

16K     _tkinter.dll
495K    tcl80.dll
766K    tk80.dll

when zipped, a complete distribution of Python, Tkinter,
PIL, and a few other libraries, fit on one 1.44 MB diskette.


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