using pydoc in an application

timw.google timothy.williams at nvl.army.mil
Tue Jun 27 15:33:05 CEST 2006


Hi all,

I'm discovering pydoc, and it seems to me that this is a great way to
have online documentation for my application. Are there any examples of
using this in some kind of help menu in an application?  I've tried to
just bind pydoc.gui() to a menu item, but this just brings up the GUI
for pydoc, and the user still needs to search for the module before the
browser comes up, and when I quit serving pydoc.gui(), my application
dies along with it. Also, I need to get out of python to use pydoc.gui
again, or I get

error: (98, 'Address already in use')

I'm sure there's a better way to take advantage of this module and my
docstrings to get some online help.  I'm using Tkinter and Pmw, but
maybe it's time to convert all this to wxWidgets?

Thanks for any help.




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