tkinter : tackling import for python 2 and 3

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gui package for python

tkinter is the integrated GUIĀ package in python. It has had an import naming change in python 3. This is the main hindrance in making tkinter codes run on python 3 or vice versa. fortunately the fix is a simple one

Some syntax

in python 2 we imported as :

import Tkinter

and in python 3 we import as :

import tkinter

notice the T in py2

The fix

Here is a tip for cross platforming :

try:
 import tkinter
except ImportError:
 import Tkinter

What it does

it imports the py3 version, if ok, it continues if no … it imports the python2 version, simple !

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