java 5 could like python?

Cameron Laird claird at lairds.us
Sun Jan 16 01:08:07 CET 2005


In article <41e99752.950044892 at news.oz.net>, Bengt Richter <bokr at oz.net> wrote:
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>This triggers a thought: Some are more passive about exploring than others,
>and think there's nothing to be seen except what's pointed at. Sad for them,
>but they need help too. One hopes the tutorial stuff will reawaken natural
>pleasure in finding out neat stuff. After all, they came to the right place :-)
>But back to my point (it's coming ;-) [1] ...
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>What if help(something) didn't immediately give up with that last message?
>If instead it looked for helpex.py on the path, and invoked
>helpex(something) if found?
>That way, people could easily experiment with site-specific help
>extensions. ISTR a shell in the
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I wonder if your proposal is better targeted at IPython
(for example) than base Python.



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