Abstract classes?

Stuart Reynolds S.I.Reynolds at cs.bham.ac.uk
Tue Feb 22 21:12:21 CET 2000

Gerrit Holl wrote:
> You could write the help function like this:
> def help(obj):
>     """help(obj) -> None
>     Print the docstring of an object to sys.stdout.
>     """
>     if hasattr(obj, "__doc__):
>         print obj.__doc__
>     else:
>         print obj, "doesn't have a docstring"

If you want to use the function in interactive mode you'll need to place
it into your $HOME/.pythonrc.py file and make sure that the
PYTHONSTARTUP env. variable is set:

if  (! $?PYTHONSTARTUP) then
  setenv PYTHONSTARTUP $HOME/.pythonrc.py


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