Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at
Mon Oct 13 22:43:47 CEST 2008

On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 2:48 PM, Joe Strout <joe at> wrote:

> On Oct 13, 2008, at 12:09 PM, Benjamin Kaplan wrote:
>  Heck, if you go to the point of including a docpicture module, might as
>> well
>> just support the feature in IDLE...  Other IDEs would probably pick up the
>> feature as well.
>> So, the IDEs will support it. what happens when you run the interpreter
>> from the command line?
> Nothing.  It's just a doc string containing a bunch of hex codes.  Doc
> strings are ignored by the interpreter (AIUI).

I mean what happens when you type help() into the interactive console on the
command line? You will see the docstrings, and there will be a whole bunch
of random hex characters there.
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