[New-bugs-announce] [issue13659] Add a help() viewer for IDLE's Shell.

maniram maniram report at bugs.python.org
Sat Dec 24 07:23:35 CET 2011

New submission from maniram maniram <maniandram01 at gmail.com>:

If you call help() a few times on some objects, due to help()'s output IDLE's Shell Window becomes very long and it becomes difficult to scroll through the window.

I suggest a new window should be opened when help() is called in IDLE so that no help output comes in the IDLE Shell Window.

This bug doesn't affect the Python command-line on Linux (and I think Mac OS X) since help() uses the less program to display the help output.

components: IDLE
messages: 150214
nosy: maniram.maniram
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Add a help() viewer for IDLE's Shell.
type: enhancement

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