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Author gpolo
Recipients gpolo, loewis
Date 2008-12-12.12:35:38
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On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 6:21 AM, Martin v. Löwis <> wrote:
> Martin v. Löwis <> added the comment:
> Can you remind me what problem was fixed with r59653? I can't find the
> Tk tracker anymore on which this apparently was reported.

I had trouble finding it too, it was redirected to somewhere else and
marked as private because of spam. I asked a tk developer for the
issue and he kindly pasted the comments here:
I didn't want to go offtopic here but it raises a question about
handling bgerror and I don't know where else I should ask this so.. I
have been working on a new _tkinter (before I went traveling, back
now) and I have been supporting the use of bgerror but would like to
know what kind of problems it used to cause to Tkinter or _tkinter.
For IDLE specifically I had to disable it.

> If it fixes a problem with supporting Tcl 8.5, then I will also reject
> the request. Supporting Tcl 8.5 is a new feature, and should thus not be
> added to 2.5.3. Only Tcl up to 8.4 is support by Python 2.5.

But if it doesn't affect anything in the current usage, why not
backport such patch ? Even though you can say that tcl 8.5 is not
supported by python 2.5, _tkinter doesn't enforce this.
Date User Action Args
2008-12-12 12:35:42gpolosetrecipients: + gpolo, loewis
2008-12-12 12:35:39gpololinkissue4342 messages
2008-12-12 12:35:38gpolocreate