Conext sensitive help for IDLE (was: [Python-Dev] Py2.3.1)

Thomas Heller theller at
Wed Aug 27 22:02:28 EDT 2003

"Fred L. Drake, Jr." <fdrake at> writes:

> Thomas Heller writes:
>  > But doesn't something like swish (I've used that in the past) allow to
>  > index and search the doc tree?
> Should be able to, if someone does the work to integrate it.  I'm not
> sure if there's currently a Python binding; I only looked at their
> website briefly a month or so ago.
>  > OTOH: pyhelp.cgi does keyword search using the same technique as the one
>  > used to the the htmlhelp keywords, and is cross platform as well ;-)
> Then by all means, feel free to hook that up in IDLE!

(I fear this is getting off-topic for python-dev)

The only thing I do not know is how to display a list of urls found, and
let the user select one. Is there any functionality in IDLE for this?


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