[Tutor] [Tkinter-discuss] tkinter file dialog pattern matching (fwd)

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Mon Aug 24 22:43:34 CEST 2015

On 24/08/15 19:23, Laura Creighton wrote:
> One other thing -- if you read bugs.python.org about tix issues
> you will get the strong idea that as far as python-dev is
> concerned, tix is on its way out, and ttk ttk is the way to go,
> so if you want your better widget to be part of the new python
> distribution, making it a ttk widget seems a good idea.

They are very different beasts. ttk is about native styling.
It doesn't include any new widgets that I'm aware of. Tix by
contrast has the potential tyo offer a very powerful set
of widgets as well as a framework for expansion.

But tix does currently seem a fairly poor offering, PMW
would IMHO have been a better option for an enhanced widget
set. Its certainly more pythonic in nature. Although I'm
not sure if its being maintained whereas Tix is at least
under semi-active development in the Tcl world.

But since I don't even participate much on the main list,
let alone python-dev I can't really comment! :-)

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