pydoc&readline Re: some questions unanswered - new programmer ...

Roman Suzi rnd at onego.ru
Sun Aug 5 08:54:10 CEST 2001


On Sat, 4 Aug 2001, Skip Montanaro wrote:

>
>    Lee> What is this 'help'?
>
>    Lee> I can do:
>    Lee> print dir.__doc__
>
>    Lee> but for
>    Lee> help('dir')
>    Lee> I get:
>
>    Lee> NameError ...


Oh... My fault! I forgot that I load help in Python startup.

>
>Try
>
>    from pydoc import help
>    help(pydoc)
>
>I have this in my PYTHONSTARTUP file.  Pydoc is pretty damn cool.

It could be even cooler if it supported readline!

Sincerely yours, Roman Suzi
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