Thank you very much for this; I've had a play with the IDEpanedwindow approach, and I agree it is quite funky - I had really hoped to be able to set expandfactors to [1, 0] and get (in effect) an inverted Panedwindow, in which the right/bottom pane would preserve its size under resizing, but the behaviour seems determinedly inconsistent when using those values.
I'll have at least a quick go at seeing if I can understand why that is before trying Tcl::pTk; I'm slightly reluctant to move wholesale to the latter unless the consensus is that it actually obsoletes Tk.
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