help() function screen output

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Jan 31 11:19:04 CET 2015


On 1/31/2015 4:13 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> Jacob Kruger wrote:
>
>> Using python 3.4 32 bit on windows 7 64 bit machine, and when, for
>> example, type in something like the following in interpreter window:
>> help(str)
>>
>> It will populate the screen with one full screen of information, with a
>> prompt of --more-- to hit enter, or something to continue displaying
>> information, but, when, for example, hit enter key, it merely populates
>> one more line of info, each time - under pythn 2.7, it seemed to render
>> one full screen of info each time.

> I don't have Windows to try, but in Linux using both Python 2.7 and 3.3,
> pressing Enter advances by a single line.

Same on Windows, 2.7 and 3.4.

>> Is there rather a different keystroke should use to invoke that, or is
>> this a python 3.4 feature/issue?
>
> Try using the Space key to advance an entire page.

This works on Windows.

> You can also try Page Up and Page Down keys.

Nada

In Idle Shell, help displays entire text and one can scroll up and down 
as desired with scrollbar or PageUp/Down or arrows.

-- 
Terry Jan Reedy




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