[Python-ideas] cli tool to print value, similar to pydoc

Paul Moore p.f.moore at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 03:09:46 EDT 2019

On Sun, 7 Apr 2019 at 12:44, Thomas Gläßle <t_glaessle at gmx.de> wrote:
> There is already a tool like this on PyPI [1] (sadly py2 only atm), but
> if you agree that this is a common pattern, I believe it would be a lot
> more useful to have it in the stdlib.

There's another tool on PyPI, I think, that does all you mention and
more. I can't recall its name now (it's short, one letter or two,
which makes for easy command line use, but sucks for searching :-()
but as a data point I thought it was a really cool idea, but in
practice I never used it and no loner install it when I use Python. So
I don't know that it's a sufficiently useful idea in practice to be
worth going in the stdlib.

But if you can find that project again, and it has a reasonable number
of users, it may be that I'm wrong in my assessment.

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