[Tkinter-discuss] why from _tkinter import * ? why the underscore

R rrr at onionmail.info
Mon Jan 1 08:41:00 EST 2018

adil gourinda:
> where have you seen that example?
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> From: Tkinter-discuss <tkinter-discuss-bounces+rikudou__sennin=live.com at python.org> on behalf of R <rrr at onionmail.info>

A valid question. It straight from the main wiki :   https://wiki.python.org/moin/TkInter  ,
the head honcho of authoritative web sources.

"Checking your Tkinter support

A good way to systematically check whether your Tkinter support is working is the following.

Enter an interactive Python interpreter in a shell on an X console.

Step 1 - can _tkinter be imported?

Try the following command at the Python prompt:

>>> import _tkinter # with underscore, and lowercase 't'

    If it works, go to step 2.     [...] "

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