Tkinter: Why aren't my widgets expanding when I resize the window?

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Tue Mar 6 02:10:50 CET 2012

On Mon, 05 Mar 2012 14:07:05 -0800, John Salerno quoted:

>> Wah!
>> Stop whining and act like a professional! You complain about qualifying
>> constants but you happily type "self" until your fingers bleed without
>> even a whimper???

John, it is polite to leave attributions in place when you quote 
somebody. I don't know who you are quoting above, but given the obnoxious 
tone and the fact that this is about Tkinter, I'm guessing it is 
RantingRick, a.k.a. Rick Johnson.

Rick is a notorious troll, and you'll probably save yourself a lot of 
grief if you pay no attention to him. It's not so much that his advice is 
*always* bad, but that you'll spend so many hours sifting through the 
piles of bad advice, unprofessional language, and annoying self-
aggrandisement for the occasional nugget of gold that it just isn't worth 

Which is a pity, because I gather that Rick actually does know Tkinter 
well. But dealing with him is like wrestling with a pig: 

"I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and 
besides, the pig likes it." -- George Bernard Shaw


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