[New-bugs-announce] [issue13513] IOBase docs incorrectly link to the GNU readline module

Meador Inge report at bugs.python.org
Thu Dec 1 05:59:05 CET 2011

New submission from Meador Inge <meadori at gmail.com>:

The current IOBase documentation [1] reads:

IOBase (and its subclasses) support the iterator protocol, meaning that an IOBase object can be iterated over yielding the lines in a stream. Lines are defined slightly differently depending on whether the stream is a binary stream (yielding bytes), or a text stream (yielding character strings). See readline() below.

Currently the 'readline' link in the last sentence is linking to the GNU readline interface, which is wrong.  Patch attached.

[1] http://docs.python.org/dev/library/io.html?highlight=readlines#io.IOBase

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
files: IOBase.readline-doc.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 148702
nosy: docs at python, meador.inge
priority: normal
severity: normal
stage: patch review
status: open
title: IOBase docs incorrectly link to the GNU readline module
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.2, Python 3.3
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file23825/IOBase.readline-doc.patch

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