python online help?

Gerrit Holl gerrit.holl at
Sat Feb 19 03:44:52 EST 2000

Benyang Tang wrote on 950873162:
> Is there a online help in python? Say something like
> help print
> would give document of the print command.

Callable objects have "docstrings":
>>> print abs.__doc__
abs(number) -> number

Return the absolute value of the argument.
>>> print tuple.__doc__
tuple(sequence) -> list

Return a tuple whose items are the same as those of the argument sequence.
If the argument is a tuple, the return value is the same object.

Modules also have docstrings, statements have not.


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