What's a call-tip to do?

Tal Einat tal.no.no.spam at gmail.com
Sun Jun 8 14:16:17 CEST 2008

"Terry Reedy" wrote:
> "Raymond Hettinger" wrote
> Tal Einat wrote:
> > I just ran into this. In IDLE (Python 2.5), the call-tip for
> > itertools.count is:
> > "x.__init__(...) initializes x; see x.__class__.__doc__ for signature"
> | My IDLE (1.2.2 running on Python 2.5.2) has the correct call-tip.
> As does my 3.0 version. count([first_val]) -> count object

Sorry, my bad. I'm working with an experimental version of
CallTips.py, and apparently it works differently... I should have
tested this before posting.

The problem still exists though; try the following, for example:

class A:
    def __init__(self):
        "Doc-string for the constructor"

The call-tip for A will be empty, instead of showing the constructor's

In my version, which prefers the __init__ doc-string to the class's
doc-string, the call-tip works for the above example but not for
itertools.count and such. It seems to me that preferring the __init__
doc-string should be the way to go... am I wrong?

- Tal Einat
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