gui toolkits: the real story? (Tkinter, PyGTK, etc.)

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Tue Oct 2 06:57:55 CEST 2007

bramble wrote:
> On Oct 1, 10:34 pm, Benjamin <musiccomposit... at> wrote:
>> and they are still supported
>> not to break compatability.
> Hm. Ok. I can see that for the 2.x releases. But Py3k is all about
> breaking compatibility, so, it would seem there's more to the story.

Yes, compatibility is broken, strictly speaking; however, the goal is that the
majority of changes can be handled automatically using the 2to3 tool to convert
the source code. You can't really do that if you remove Tkinter entirely.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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