interactive help on string functions - howto

Helmut Jarausch jarausch at skynet.be
Wed Sep 29 22:15:12 CEST 2004


Many thanks for the hint.

Still I wonder why I have to prefix it with 'str.'
I don't need to import str and I don't need to prefix rstrip
with 'str.' to USE it - why do I have to do so with HELP then?

Steven Bethard wrote:
> Jeremy Jones <zanesdad <at> bellsouth.net> writes:
> 
>>Make sure you've imported string.
> 
> 
> No need to import string, you can use the builtin str:
> 
> 
>>>>help(str.rstrip)
> 
> Help on method_descriptor:
> 
> rstrip(...)
>     S.rstrip([chars]) -> string or unicode
>     
>     Return a copy of the string S with trailing whitespace removed.
>     If chars is given and not None, remove characters in chars instead.
>     If chars is unicode, S will be converted to unicode before stripping
> 
> 
>>>>help(str.ljust)
> 
> Help on method_descriptor:
> 
> ljust(...)
>     S.ljust(width[, fillchar]) -> string
>     
>     Return S left justified in a string of length width. Padding is
>     done using the specified fill character (default is a space).
> 


-- 
Helmut Jarausch

Lehrstuhl fuer Numerische Mathematik
RWTH - Aachen University
D 52056 Aachen, Germany



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