Searchable python documentation

Andrei Kulakov sill at
Thu Aug 9 17:01:45 CEST 2001

On Thu, 09 Aug 2001 13:04:21 +0000, Tom Huckstep <tomhuckstep at> wrote:
> Is there any searchable python documentation, that performs
> a bit like man, so I could do
> $ pyman compile
> and it would show me the documentation for the builtin
> function compile?
> If not I am thinking of writing a couple of programs to
> perform that task:  one to make an index of the HTML
> module documentation, and another to search through it and
> invoke a web browser when it finds what you want.
> I don't want to duplicate anyone's work though.  Does this
> kind of thing exist already?  If it doesn't, does anyone
> have any thoughts or comments on my idea?
> Tom

I would certainly find something like that useful..

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