How can I get a list of all public symbols in Python librararies
Thomas A. Bryan
tbryan at python.net
Wed Nov 1 12:34:11 CET 2000
Alain Desilets wrote:
> Erno Kuusela wrote:
> > | In order to build support for dictation of Python code, I need a list of
> > | all the symbols (functions, methods, classes, variables) defined in the
> > | standard Python libraries.
> > [...]
> > | Any suggestions on what would be the easiest way to get such a list?
> > one definition of what's public is what's documented - so you
> > could extract the symbols from the docs. the doc sources (tex)
> > would be quite easy to scan for these.
> Thanks for that hint. Is there a specification of the tex format somewhere as
> it is used by Python for documentation?
I think the .tex sources in addition to some LaTeX styles are
included with the docs download.
For exmample, I have a Doc/README file on my machine that says, among other
The following are the Latex source files:
tut.tex The tutorial
lib.tex, lib*.tex The library reference
ext.tex How to extend Python
api.tex Reference for the Python/C API
All use the style option file "myformat.sty". This contains some
macro definitions and sets some style parameters.
You need the makeindex utility to produce the index for lib.tex.
There's a Makefile to call Latex and the other utilities in the right
order and the right number of times. This will produce DVI files for
each document made; to preview them, use xdvi. PostScript is produced
by the same Makefile target that produces the DVI files. This uses
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