interactive help on the base object
tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Dec 7 02:35:15 CET 2013
On 12/6/2013 12:03 PM, Mark Lawrence wrote:
> Is it just me, or is this basically useless?
> >>> help(object)
> Help on class object in module builtins:
> class object
> | The most base type
Given that this can be interpreted as 'least desirable', it could
definitely be improved.
> Surely a few more words,
How about something like.
'''The default top superclass for all Python classes.
Its methods are inherited by all classes unless overriden.
When you have 1 or more concrete suggestions for the docstring, open a
> or a pointer to this
> http://docs.python.org/3/library/functions.html#object, would be better?
URLs don't belong in docstrings. People should know how to find things
in the manual index.
Terry Jan Reedy
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