Tkinter on Mac OS crashes python
tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed May 15 16:58:17 EDT 2019
On 5/15/2019 2:25 PM, Chip Towner wrote:
> Thanks for the input and FYI I am running 10.14.4 Mojave. When I looked at the version of tkinter as suggested by Chris Angelico earlier in this thread it returned '/Users/chip/anaconda3/lib/python3.6/tkinter/__init__.py’. This is obviously not he build Apple provided and I believe Apple’s version of python is version 2.7 and I need to use 3.6 for my current efforts.
FYI: Apple's version of python comes with a version of tcl/tk that does
not work with Apple's current graphics. Apple does not care because
Apple does not use tkinter/tk. Hence, even if one does want to use 2.7,
and tkinter with it, one must install a newer tcl/tk 8.5 compiled for
macOS. The same is true for early 3.6 releases and before. There is a
webpage linked on the download page that explains. Mac users should
best ignore the system Python and install something else.
Terry Jan Reedy
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