Not enough memory.

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jul 14 19:51:25 CEST 2014


On 14/07/2014 17:40, Zachary Ware wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 8:16 AM, 水静流深 <1248283536 at qq.com> wrote:
>>>>> import os
>>>>> help(os.path)
>> Not enough memory.‍
>>
>> Why i get it?Not enough memory , not help info?,not
>
> In future, it's very helpful to tell us what OS is running which
> version of Python when you get an error, but in this case I'm betting
> on Python 3 on Windows with code page 65001 active:
>
> C:\>chcp 65001
> Active code page: 65001
>
> C:\>py -3
> Python 3.4.1 (v3.4.1:c0e311e010fc, May 18 2014, 10:38:22) [MSC v.1600
> 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>> help(help)
> Not enough memory.
>
>>>> exit()
>
> C:\>chcp 437
> Active code page: 437
>
> C:\>py -3
> Python 3.4.1 (v3.4.1:c0e311e010fc, May 18 2014, 10:38:22) [MSC v.1600
> 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>> help(help)
> Help on _Helper in module _sitebuiltins object:
> ...
>
> The 'Not enough memory.' message is actually coming from the Windows
> 'more' utility (C:\Windows\System32\more.com), as stated in the bug
> linked to in Mark's message.  To work around that, you can either use
> a different codepage (anecdotal evidence tells me that cp65001 is
> barely supported by anything, even Windows itself), or set the PAGER
> environment variable to "type", which will disable paging, but allow
> the help text to print.
>

See also https://bugs.python.org/issue21927, specifically msg222761

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Mark Lawrence

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