HTMLHelp for Py2.3.1 (Was: Re: [Python-Dev] Py2.3.1)

Thomas Heller theller at
Thu Aug 28 22:13:58 EDT 2003

"Tim Peters" < at> writes:

> [Thomas Heller]
>> Sure.  I just wanted to mention that switching to .chm doesn't
>> decrease the download size for the installer exe.
> So it's pretty mucn neutral by that measure.  After installation, it saves a
> lot of space (the 1000+ HTML files expand to > 12MB now).
>>> 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?
> I think so.  Note that IDLE may need a bit of fiddling, to keep its Help ->
> Python Docs menu entry working.

What is the purpose of this registry entry

HKLM\Software\Python\PythonCore\2.3\Help\Main Python Documentation ?


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