python online help?

Skip Montanaro skip at
Fri Feb 18 22:54:59 CET 2000

    Benyang> Is there a online help in python? Say something like
    Benyang> help print
    Benyang> would give document of the print command.

Not quite.  Many objects have documentation strings you can display during
an interactive session:

    >>> import string
    >>> print string.__doc__
    A collection of string operations (most are no longer used in Python 1.6).


    >>> print string.join.__doc__
    join(list [,sep]) -> string

	Return a string composed of the words in list, with
	intervening occurences of sep.  The default separator is a
	single space.

	(joinfields and join are synonymous)

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