[IronPython] help() on bound methods

Dino Viehland dinov at exchange.microsoft.com
Mon Oct 9 23:48:32 CEST 2006

Thanks for the bug report.  I've filed this as bug #4190 (http://www.codeplex.com/WorkItem/View.aspx?ProjectName=IronPython&WorkItemId=4190) .

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From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Sanghyeon Seo
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Subject: [IronPython] help() on bound methods

>>> from System.IO import MemoryStream
>>> help(MemoryStream.Write)
Help on method-descriptor Write

 |  Write(...)
 |          Write(self, Array[Byte] buffer, int offset, int count)

>>> stream = MemoryStream()
>>> help(stream.Write)
Help on builtin_function_or_method in module __builtin__

 |      <property# __doc__ on builtin_function_or_method>
 | (snip not very useful nonsenses)

One would expect something similar to help on MemoryStream.Write for this. In the interactive environment, one usually wants to see help on bound methods of instances.

I am not sure whether this makes much sense w.r.t. IronPython internal.

>>> help(type(stream).Write)

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