[Python-Dev] [development doc updates]

Jack Jansen Jack.Jansen@oratrix.com
Mon, 26 Aug 2002 11:42:29 +0200

On Saturday, August 24, 2002, at 12:31 , Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:

> Jack Jansen writes:
>> how much work would it be to make at least the html tarfile
>> available too under www.python.org/doc/2.3?
> Are you looking for the tarfile or for an online documentation set?

I'm looking for the tarfile. The documentation builder downloads it, 
the HTML files with some stuff and then feeds it through the Help 

The result can be searched and browsed by Apple Help Viewer (except for 
minor detail that we can't yet convince AHV that the Python documentation
actually exists:-)
>> I'm looking at making the documentation friendly to the Mac help
>> viewer (actually, Bill Fancher donated the code), and it would
>> help the build process is there was a fixed URL based on the
>> version number where I could always find the latest docs for the
>> current version.
> Is there online documentation for the Mac OS help viewer?  I don't
> know anything about it.

It's all a bit fragmented, but "providing user assistance with Apple 
Help" has
most of the highlevel info. "Apple Help Reference" has the API a program 
can use
to interface to the help manager (at least, some of it:-). On OSX these 
are online
if you've installed the developer tools. Otherwise you can find them on 
the Apple website too.
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