Module documentation

Georg Brandl g.brandl-nospam at
Mon Mar 27 09:07:21 CEST 2006

Tony Burrows wrote:
> Just getting to grips with Python, a great language BUT
> With something like Java I can find the syntax of a method call with no
> problems, how do I do the same with Python?
> For example, using MySQLdb or SGMLParser I can see what the available
> methods are with dir, but how do I find out what parameters are needed and
> what they represent?

In case of extension modules and libraries not in the Python standard library,
they should have a documentation somewhere too.

And if they are implemented in Python, just look at the source to understand
how the methods work.


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