[docs] [issue8983] Docstrings should refer to help(name), not name.__doc__

Alexander Belopolsky report at bugs.python.org
Mon Aug 16 22:22:33 CEST 2010


Alexander Belopolsky <belopolsky at users.sourceforge.net> added the comment:

Committed in r84106.  I left the __init__ docstring issue unresolved because it is orthogonal to the name.__doc__ vs. help(name) issue here.

With redundant help(type(x)), the meaning of the docstring is not changed. I am leaving docstrings on magic methods question for a separate issue.

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resolution:  -> accepted
stage: commit review -> committed/rejected
status: open -> closed

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