[Python-Dev] The docs, reloaded

skip at pobox.com skip at pobox.com
Wed May 23 12:39:38 CEST 2007

    Nick> If you type "pydoc re" at the moment then it says in it

    Nick>   MODULE DOCS
    Nick>       http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/module-re.html

    Nick> which is pretty much useless to me when ssh-ed in to a linux box
    Nick> half way around the world...

I get quite a bit of information about re (I've never known /F to be a
documentation slouch). Only one bit of that information is a reference to
the page in the library reference manual.  And if I happen to be ssh'd into
a machine halfway round the world through a Gnome terminal I can right mouse
over that URL and pop the page up in my default local browser.  If you set
the PYTHONDOCS environment variable you can point it to a local (or at least
different) copy of the libref manual.  A flag could be added to pydoc to
show that content instead, however being html it probably would be difficult
to read unless pumped through lynx -dump or something similar.


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