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

John Salerno johnjsal at
Tue Mar 6 02:53:29 CET 2012

On Monday, March 5, 2012 7:10:50 PM UTC-6, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> 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 
> it.
> 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
> -- 
> Steven

Thank you. Sorry about the attribution. That was my fault because I was trying to cite just the relevant bits, and I cut off the header too.

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