[Python-Dev] Re: pydoc.py (show docs both inside and outside of Python)

Ka-Ping Yee ping@lfw.org
Thu, 11 Jan 2001 18:51:54 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 12 Jan 2001, Martin v. Loewis wrote:
> > Did using pydoc like "man" work okay for you?
> Yes, that is very impressive.

Good.  What platform did you try it on?

I have updated the scripts now to provide a very rudimentary HTTP server

    skuld[1316]% pydoc -p 8080
    starting server on port 8080

This starts a server on port 8080 that generates HTML documentation for
modules on the fly.  The root page (http://localhost:8080/) shows an
index of modules -- it badly needs some cleaning up, but at least it
provides access to all the documentation.


Also, as you requested:

    skuld[1324]% pydoc -h
    /home/ping/bin/pydoc <name> ...
        Show documentation on something.
        <name> may be the name of a Python function, module,
        package, or a dotted reference to a class or function
        within a module or module in a package.

    /home/ping/bin/pydoc -k <keyword>
        Search for a keyword in the short descriptions of modules.

    /home/ping/bin/pydoc -p <port>
        Start an HTTP server on the given port on the local machine.

More to come.

-- ?!ng