keyword help in Pythonwin interpreter

Peter Otten __peter__ at web.de
Mon May 15 16:54:07 CEST 2006


BartlebyScrivener wrote:

> Using ActivePython 2.4.3 on Windows XP
> 
> While in the Pythonwin IDE, if I seek keyword help by issuing the
> following command:
> 
>>>>help ('while')
> 
> I get:
> 
> Sorry, topic and keyword documentation is not available because the
> Python HTML documentation files could not be found.  If you have
> installed them, please set the environment variable PYTHONDOCS to
> indicate their location.
> 
> My PYTHONDOCS variable is set to:
> 
> c:\python24\Doc\Python-Docs-2.4.2\ref
> 
> which appears to be correct (ie the help html files are installed
> there).
> 
> Searching this group, I found someone else complaining about the same
> behavior with no clear resolution.
> 
> http://tinyurl.com/pblev
> 
> Any advice?

Check if

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/msg/991f1d19a36b8dda

applies.

Peter



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