[Edu-sig] OK, time for 2.4

Laura Creighton lac at strakt.com
Mon Oct 25 06:12:00 CEST 2004

In a message of Sun, 24 Oct 2004 12:07:05 PDT, Guido van Rossum writes:
>> Even in a command window it's not working for me:
>> C:\Documents and Settings\Kirby>d:\python24\python
>> Python 2.4b1 (#57, Oct 15 2004, 15:23:38) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)] o
>> win32
>> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>> >>> help(decimal)
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
>> NameError: name 'decimal' is not defined
>> >>>
>Ah, but you have to use quotes around the argument if you haven't
>imported it yet -- this is a standard help() feature that you seem to
>be unaware of and apparently missed in my example.
>--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

Interesting, help does not show up in the index of 
http://docs.python.org/tut/tut.html and a glance at the TOC leads me
to believe that it is not mentioned there.  How are people currently
expected to know such things?

Laura (who knows it only because Michael Hudson showed it to her one day.)

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