Understanding "help" command description syntax - explanation needed

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Wed Nov 5 22:34:10 CET 2014

On 11/5/2014 7:31 AM, Ivan Evstegneev wrote:
> You got my point exactly. ^_^ This is not about a "range" command
> itself, but those conventions.

The Language Manual 1. Introduction has a section on the grammar 
notation conventions.  The Library Manual 1. Introduction does not.  I 
would agree that it should.  Someone could open an issue.

Ivan, the help(ob) results sometimes assume that you have read the doc 
and only need a reminder about the function signature.  I strongly 
recommend that you read most of the first 5 chapter of the Library 
manual, especially 2 and 4.

Terry Jan Reedy

More information about the Python-list mailing list