lib reference in Unix man format

Hisao Suzuki suzuki611 at okisoft.co.jp
Tue Feb 1 00:25:44 CET 2000


> If each built-in function has its own man page, I have to know the function name 
> before I can find its man page. This will be like the manual of Unix system 
> calls. If I don't remember the name of message send operation, i.e., msgsnd, I 
> have to use 'man -s 2 intro' to figure out.

% python
Python 1.5.2 (#1, Apr 23 1999, 11:53:40)  [GCC 2.7.2.3] on linux2
Copyright 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam
>>> dir()
['__builtins__', '__doc__', '__name__']
>>> dir(__builtins__)
['ArithmeticError', 'AssertionError', 'AttributeError', 'EOFError', 'Ellipsis', 'EnvironmentError', 'Exception', 'FloatingPointError', 'IOError', 'ImportError', 'IndexError', 'KeyError', 'KeyboardInterrupt', 'LookupError', 'MemoryError', 'NameError', 'None', 'NotImplementedError', 'OSError', 'OverflowError', 'RuntimeError', 'StandardError', 'SyntaxError', 'SystemError', 'SystemExit', 'TypeError', 'ValueError', 'ZeroDivisionError', '_', '__debug__', '__doc__', '__import__', '__name__', 'abs', 'apply', 'buffer', 'callable', 'chr', 'cmp', 'coerce', 'compile', 'complex', 'delattr', 'dir', 'divmod', 'eval', 'execfile', 'exit', 'filter', 'float', 'getattr', 'globals', 'hasattr', 'hash', 'hex', 'id', 'input', 'int', 'intern', 'isinstance', 'issubclass', 'len', 'list', 'locals', 'long', 'map', 'max', 'min', 'oct', 'open', 'ord', 'pow', 'quit', 'range', 'raw_input', 'reduce', 'reload', 'repr', 'round', 'setattr', 'slice', 'str', 'tuple', 'type', 'vars', 'xrange']
>>> 

Hope this helps.

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SUZUKI Hisao            suzuki611 at okisoft.co.jp, suzuki at acm.org.



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