[Python-ideas] Improving Pydoc
theller at ctypes.org
Fri Dec 22 12:01:46 CET 2006
Ron Adam schrieb:
> Improving pydoc has been suggested before by me and others. I've been working
> on a version that is probably 80% done and would like to get feed back at this
> point to determine if I'm approaching this in the best way.
> Basically pydoc.py consists of over 2,000 lines of python code and is not well
> organized inside which means (my thoughts) it will pretty much stay the way it
> is and not be as useful as it could be.
> Currently pydoc.py has the following uses.
> * It is imported and used as pythons console help function.
> * It can be used to generate help text files.
> * It can open a tkinter search index and from that launch a web server and
> a browser to veiw a html help page.
> * It can be used to generate static html help files.
> It looks (to me) like splitting it into two modules would be good. One module
> for just the text help and introspection functions, and the other for the html
> server and html output stuff.
Yes, I remember several cases where I had to copy code out of pydoc.py because I wanted
to reuse it and could not because pydoc pulls in too much stuff (I care about this when
freezing my programs with py2exe).
Is splitting pydoc into 2 modules sufficient, or should it even be split into an own package?
Although I do not believe that this is on-topic for *this* list; I would prefer
such changes to go into Python 2.6 already.
BTW: It seems this list is not yet available on gmane. Is this correct?
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