Python 3.4.1 installer on Mac links Python to old Tcl/Tk

Ned Deily nad at acm.org
Sun Oct 5 22:33:30 CEST 2014


In article <m0s610$qu9$1 at dont-email.me>,
 Christian Gollwitzer <auriocus at gmx.de> wrote:
[... much good stuff deleted ... ]
> wish is a type A program, it creates an interpreter and therefore must 
> link to the actual library. So is Tkinter. But Tkagg is not, it extends 
> a preexisting interpreter.

Thanks, Christian.  That's a good summary, I think.  After some more 
research, I agree with your conclusion that the stubs library approach 
does not apply to the case of embedding Tcl ("type A") which is what 
Python tkinter does.  As far as matplotlib or PIL/Pillow or other 
third-party packages that may extend Tck/Tk, it might be helpful to open 
an issue with suggested code on the various projects' issue trackers if 
someone cares to pursue this.

-- 
 Ned Deily,
 nad at acm.org




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