[IronPython] IronPython versus Tkinter...

Kevin Bjorke KBjorke at nvidia.com
Sun Jun 4 21:11:43 PDT 2006


That is bizarre, considering that Tk works fine under windows. Theu
underlying purpose of python seems to be subverted by the lack of what
most folks think of as basic python services, no?

kb 

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[mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Michael Foord
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2006 1:01 PM
To: Discussion of IronPython
Subject: Re: [IronPython] IronPython versus Tkinter...

Kevin Bjorke wrote:
>
> Any clues on running this under Beta7, or is it currently
non-functional?
>
> I want to be able to run a GUI under both IronPython and Cpython since

> my app's intent targets two different kinds of host machine.
>
> Current behavior:
>
> I have a Tkinter app called "smtk" which I call from this shell:
>
Tkinter is a C extension "_tkinter.pyd".

C extensions are not currently supported (nor likely to be supported) by

IronPython.

A cross-platform GUI for IronPython/CPython doesn't currently exist - 
perhaps you can build an abstraction layer over the top of your GUI code

which detects the underlying platform ?

Michael Foord
http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/index.shtml

> import sys
>
> addThesePaths = ['c:\\Python24\\lib',
>     'c:\\Python24\\lib\\plat-win',
>     'c:\\Python24\\lib\\lib-tk',
>     'c:\\Python24',
>     'c:\\Python24\\lib\\site-packages']
>
> for p in addThesePaths:
>     print "Adding %s" % (p)
>     sys.path.append(p)
>
> import smtk
>
> Which works fine in cpython but under IronPython I get:
>
> Adding c:\Python24\lib
> Adding c:\Python24\lib\plat-win
> Adding c:\Python24\lib\lib-tk
> Adding c:\Python24
> Adding c:\Python24\lib\site-packages
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File e:\devrel\Playpen\kbjorke\python\ipsm.py, line 13, in
Initialize
>   File , line 0, in __import__##3
>   File e:\devrel\Playpen\kbjorke\python\smtk.py, line 3, in Initialize
>   File , line 0, in __import__##3
>   File c:\Python24\lib\lib-tk\Tkinter.py, line 38, in Initialize
>   File , line 0, in __import__##3
> ImportError: No module named _tkinter
>
> Am I missing some important path or step?
>
> Thanks
> KB:
>
>
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