[Python-Dev] Py2.3.1

Thomas Heller theller at python.net
Tue Aug 26 12:54:34 EDT 2003

"Tim Peters" <tim.one at comcast.net> writes:

> [Tim]
>>> Another project we ran out of time for was building the Windows HTML
>>> docs into a .chm file; there's a quite capable script for doing that
>>> in
>>>     Doc/tools/prechm.py
>>> but it hasn't been updated since the last time it worked.
> [Thomas Heller]
>> This script works with the current docs as well.  But including it in
>> the windows installer instead of the 1250 html pages will raise the
>> size by ~200 kB (probably the full text index),
> The size of what?  The installer .exe?  I'm not sure anyone would notice,
> given how large it is already.

Sure.  I just wanted to mention that switching to .chm doesn't decrease
the download size for the installer exe.

> A fully indexed .chm file is much better for searching than pydoc.  Sounds
> like a case of lose-a-little, gain-a-lot.

Ok, should this already go into 2.3.1?


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