[docs] [issue16893] Generate Idle help from Doc/library/idle.rst
Terry J. Reedy
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Wed Sep 23 05:19:28 CEST 2015
Terry J. Reedy added the comment:
Thank you for reporting this. My general problem is that idlelib was only informally private until PEP434 and I only started adding 'private' and 'deprecated' to the code a week ago. So I am trying to make changes in existing versions while not breaking even unlikely uses of the current API. The specific problem is the the class init method *is* used -- to create an unused instance -- on import.
helpDialog = HelpDialog() # singleton instance, no longer used
The patch fixes the problem by moving the deprecation to the show method, which Idle really does not now call.
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