[New-bugs-announce] [issue35374] Windows doc build does not find autodetected hhc.exe

Christian Ullrich report at bugs.python.org
Sun Dec 2 04:42:08 EST 2018

New submission from Christian Ullrich <chris at chrullrich.net>:

If hhc.exe is on the PATH when HTML Help is being built, the build fails because make.bat does not correctly remember the fact. The set command is very finicky with trailing spaces, leading to this:

'"hhc "' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

I suppose the "official" build does not rely on autodetection. In that case, a better fix would be to require setting HTMLHELP explicitly.

PR (for the single-character fix) incoming.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 330872
nosy: chrullrich, docs at python
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Windows doc build does not find autodetected hhc.exe
type: compile error

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