[Python-Dev] Pydoc Replacement for Python's help()?

Skip Montanaro skip.montanaro at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 21:26:52 CET 2015

On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 12:49 PM, Cyd Haselton <chaselton at gmail.com> wrote:
> Unfortunately, as I quickly found out,
> Python's built-in help function requires tkinter, which requires
> tcl/tk.

I'm a little confused. Are you using some sort of freeze system which
is deciding Tkinter is required? I use help() all the time from the
interpreter prompt and never get a GUI. IMO you should be able to
strip out the gui() function (or even just comment out the Tkinter


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