where is help file?
carsten at uniqsys.com
Fri Sep 14 16:23:02 CEST 2007
On Fri, 2007-09-14 at 10:00 -0400, PaulS wrote:
> new to Fedora7, typed python in interactive interpreter, then help(). Then
> modules to get a list of modules. Then module name to get info on a module
> but no help file. What is the help file name? Is there an environmental
> variable I have to set?
There is no help file, and no environment variable. The help text is
stored directly inside each module and function that supplies a help
>>> def f(x):
... "Calculate the square of x."
... return x**x
Help on function f in module __main__:
Calculate the square of x.
Providing such a help text is optional, but all standard library modules
do provide help as far as I know. Consequently, the fact that you have a
module that doesn't provide a help text seems to indicate that it's not
a standard library module. What's the name of the module you're trying
to get help on?
Hope this helps (no pun intended),
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