Python 3.7 Windows Help Behaviour

Roel Schroeven roel at roelschroeven.net
Mon Jul 2 18:38:05 EDT 2018


BlindAnagram schreef op 30/06/2018 15:50:
> On 30/06/2018 10:43, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> On Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:53:15 -0400, Terry Reedy wrote:
>>
>>> On 6/29/2018 6:14 AM, BlindAnagram wrote:
>>>> In Python 3.7.0 on Windows the help file (python370.chm) displays with
>>>> a fixed line length and does not adjust its line length when the user
>>>> expands the help window horizontally.  This behaviour is different to
>>>> that of the Python 3.6 help file (python360.chm) which adjusts its text
>>>> to fit the horizontal width of the help window.
>>>>
>>>> Is this a deliberate change or one that can be turned on or off in some
>>>> way (I prefer the Python 3.6 behaviour)?
>>> I believe that this is a deliberate regression imposed by 'experts' who
>>> believe in form over function and 'controlling the user experience'.
>>> 3.6.6 has been 'fixated' also.
>> Sounds like somebody should raise a bug report.
> 
> I see that this has been done:
> 
>   https://bugs.python.org/issue34006

Fixed now!

To Terry Reedy and all others involved: thanks for quickly fixing this.


Best regards,
Roel

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