[Python-Dev] Help command

Thomas Wouters thomas@xs4all.net
Sun, 16 Jul 2000 11:01:51 +0200

On Sun, Jul 16, 2000 at 08:02:27AM +0300, Moshe Zadka wrote:
> On Sat, 15 Jul 2000, Paul Prescod wrote:

> > Okay, I wrote the help command today. The transcript before was just a
> > Microsoft-style "Technology Preview." I'm pretty happy with the extent
> > to which I can pull in HTML and get lots of content from Fred's HTML
> > distribution immediately. The only trick is finding out where the
> > documentation is. I know that Unix users have a variety of installation
> > patterns and I have no idea if this works at all on the Macintosh.
> > Please help!

> In a Red Hat installation, they don't install the HTML docs at all.
> But then, you don't want to know what I think of Red Hat (demonstrating
> Python on Red Hat systems usually requires me to resort to slight-of-hand
> tricks every now and then)

Don't forget that RedHat isn't impervious to outside influence. Adding this
help thing might make them realize installing the HTML docs is a good idea
;-) And who knows, they might even add documentation for their snackmodule.

+1 on the whole idea from me, too.

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>

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