[New-bugs-announce] [issue22692] Problems with Python's help()

James report at bugs.python.org
Wed Oct 22 08:32:44 CEST 2014

New submission from James:


    I really think that Microsoft’s last release of Quick Basic 4.5 really had the ultimate of all help files.  Here’s why, you could cut and copy the code to the program you were working on, and then alter it to your program.  It was one of the nicer things you could do with the help file.  Because, tearing down the working example, usually just means customizing it to your needs, or wants.

    You have several randomizing routines right?  How do you use these modules?  I have to say, looking at the help, should work for anyone that can’t leave it alone and learn to program if that’s what they want to do.  I was always a hunt an pick programmer.  I rather read through the help files and see what it can do, and then figure out what I want to do.  There’s no reason anyone couldn’t be self taught via reading the help file but, we should at least want it to work that way.

    It’s fun to be on a ship with men.


messages: 229798
nosy: FCK
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Problems with Python's help()

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