[docs] [issue28901] Embedded Release interactive mode documentation

Matthias v/d Meent report at bugs.python.org
Thu Dec 8 00:36:04 EST 2016

New submission from Matthias v/d Meent:

The Windows Embedded release (at least the x86_64 version) does not include the usual helper functions (exit, help, ...) when run interactively (~ python.exe). This is not documented at the docs of Windows Embedded release, which might mean that this is a bug.

Documentation on Embedded release here (https://docs.python.org/3/using/windows.html#embedded-distribution)

missing in interactive mode of embedded release: (output of diff):
['copyright', 'credits', 'exit', 'help', 'license', 'quit']

Notice that 'help', a builtin function according to the docs [0], is missing in the Embedded release. Even when embedded, a builtin should be available IMO.

[0] https://docs.python.org/3.6/library/functions.html

This comparison was only between running the python executable in the [zip] and python installed from this [installer]. It is very well possible this is a long-standing issue since 3.5 (the first Embedded release), and this may occur on other architectures as well.

[zip] https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.6.0/python-3.6.0rc1-embed-amd64.zip 
[installer] https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.6.0/python-3.6.0rc1-amd64.exe

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation, Windows
messages: 282693
nosy: Matthias v/d Meent, docs at python, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Embedded Release interactive mode documentation
type: enhancement
versions: Python 3.6

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