Python 3.7 Windows Help Behaviour

BlindAnagram blindanagram at nowhere.com
Tue Jul 3 18:05:07 EDT 2018


On 03/07/2018 03:41, Terry Reedy wrote:
> On 7/2/2018 8:57 PM, 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.
>>
>> I think that's been reverted:
>>
>> https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/580c7db172a41d6311c0f3a7aec321597576e214
>>
> 
> Yes, I wrote the blurb, merged it, and ordered and approved the backports.
>Thank you, Terry (and others who contributed), for your help with this -
I much appreciate all your efforts.

   Brian



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