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

Zachary Ware zachary.ware+pydev at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 21:25:57 CET 2015

On Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 12:49 PM, Cyd Haselton <chaselton at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've finally managed to build a (somewhat) working Python port for the
> Android tablet I'm using.  Unfortunately, as I quickly found out,
> Python's built-in help function requires tkinter, which requires
> tcl/tk.

What version of Python are you building, and how did you call help
that it seems to want to use tkinter?  The pydoc GUI was removed from
the 3.x series long ago, and should only be activated in 2.7 if you
call it as 'pydoc -g ...' from the command line (or use pydoc.gui()


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