[Python-Dev] Searching Python docs (Was: Python sidebar for Mozilla/Netscape)

Thomas Heller thomas.heller@ion-tof.com
Fri, 5 Apr 2002 17:03:15 +0200

From: "Tom Emerson" <tree@basistech.com>
> Thomas Heller writes:
> > I'm interested in feedback: Is it usefull at all? Should
> > something like this go into the Python distribution? How can it be
> > improved? What should be the user interface - currently it is command
> > line only and usable from the interactive interpreter programmatically.
> Cool: I had to modify it slightly to run correctly on my system
> (FreeBSD 4.4 with Lynx) (change below) but otherwise it's great.

I've implemented your change, and I have already extended it to
also work as a CGI script. The preliminary version is online at

Anyway, at least on one question I would really like to get more
answers <wink>: when writing python code or C extensions, how do people
quickly look up definitions of functions, let's say PyObject_GC_New()
or the meaning of METH_O ?