Help System For Python Applications

redefined.horizons at redefined.horizons at
Tue May 16 18:32:16 CEST 2006

Thanks for the responses. I'll check out the web browser module, and
I'll make sure that I release any work ona help system to the

Scott Huey

bruno at modulix wrote:
> redefined.horizons at wrote:
> > I did some searching for this topic, but couldn't find anything. A
> > search of this list only turned up an old post from 2002.
> >
> > I'd like to add a comprehesive help system to my Python Application. By
> > "comprehensive" I mean regular "read-like-a-book" help and context
> > sensitive help that can be launched from the application.
> >
> > Is there an existing system in Python that would support this, or would
> > I need to start from scratch?
> This depends on the system and UI, so their can be no one-size-fits-all
> builtin solution. Hint : look at how other programs using the same
> system and UI solved the problem.
> > On a related note, is there a way to fire up Adobe's Acorbat Reader or
> > and Web Browser from Python and have the external application open a
> > specified PDF or HTML file? (For example, I want to open the file
> > "myhelp.pdf" in reader from Python code.)
> os.system() may be a good start.
> --
> bruno desthuilliers
> python -c "print '@'.join(['.'.join([w[::-1] for w in p.split('.')]) for
> p in 'onurb at xiludom.gro'.split('@')])"

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