Python 3.7 Windows Help Behaviour

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Mon Jul 2 20:57:09 EDT 2018


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.

I think that's been reverted:

https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/580c7db172a41d6311c0f3a7aec321597576e214



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Steven D'Aprano
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