Resize bug in tkagg backend

In [1]: gcf().set_figsize_inches((8,8),forward=True)


exceptions.TypeError Traceback (most recent call last)

/home/fperez/code/python/pylab/arrows/<ipython console>

/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib/ in set_figsize_inches(self, *args, **kwargs)
     266 canvasw = w*dpival
     267 canvash = h*dpival
--> 268 self.canvas.resize(int(canvasw), int(canvash))
     270 def get_size_inches(self):

TypeError: resize() takes exactly 2 arguments (3 given)

A quick look at the backends code shows this:

     def resize(self, event):
         width, height = event.width, event.height
         self.toolbar.configure(width=width) # , height=height)

So quite obviously, this doesn't work: it's expecting an event object, and a pair of numbers is being passed.

I'm not sure what the proper fix should be here, I don't really know the code flow well enough.

I should also note that the gcf().set_figsize_inches((8,8),forward=True) seems to produce a different on-screen result per backend (in some it doesn't do anything, in Qt it stretches the figure only horizontally, ...) That code seems to be pretty much broken.

I noticed that figure(figsize=(8,8)) seems to work fine, but I'm not sure how to programmatically resize an existing figure, given the above problems.