[New-bugs-announce] [issue12674] pydoc str.split does not find the method
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Mon Aug 1 14:22:36 CEST 2011
New submission from thp <thp at thpinfo.com>:
If I want to get help on a method on a built-in class (e.g. list or str) I can use the help function in the interactive shell:
However, when I try to do the same with the command-line utility "pydoc" it does not work:
$ pydoc str.split
What does work with the pydoc command is that I use the following command and then search for the function in the resulting output:
$ pydoc str # after that, manually search for "split"
I've created a patch against Python 2.6's "pydoc.py" that tries to iteratively look up methods in builtins. This keeps the previous behavior as-is, but will give positive results in the cases listed above.
components: Library (Lib)
title: pydoc str.split does not find the method
versions: Python 2.7
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file22817/pydoc_builtin-classmethods.patch
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