in reply to Possible bug in Tk::Text
it's not realy a bug as such..just semantics that the writer has chosen for the behavior. i.e. it is reasonable to provide a guarantee to the programmer that when this widget is created and disabled, that it not change or be changed through keyboard entry or another program, being disabled. makes sense to me. on the other hand, and especially for more complicated widgets, it would be normally expected that their contents would be massaged ad-hoc throughout program execution, to routinely format the output etc.