tkinter redraw rates

Dave Angel davea at
Wed Jul 17 04:21:42 CEST 2013

On 07/16/2013 09:51 PM, fronagzen at wrote:

If you are going to use googlegroups, then at least bypass its worst 
bugs, like double-spacing everything it quotes.

> Yeah, I understand that tkinter isn't really designed for 'logic is running' style issues, but I do need to load that data, and sometimes, that can take a while. I am in fact experimenting
 >  with threading another process to update the window, yes.
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Those three words/phrases strike a real discord.

Multithreading is not the same as multiprocessing.  And you probably 
don't ever want to update a window with a different thread than the one 
that created it.  Not that it can't be done, at least in some languages, 
but that it's real rat-hole of problems.

The extra thread or process (with different problems to each) should be 
doing the "logic is running" but NOT the gui.


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