[Tutor] List of available modules
John M. Purser
jmpurser at comcast.net
Sun Apr 11 11:12:16 EDT 2004
Thanks to all who replied. Oh well I did get pretty good at looking things
up in the python documentation in the three years I wandered lost and alone!
Okay now who can plumb the depths of my ignorance!
From: Danny Yoo [mailto:dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu]
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 3:47 PM
To: John M. Purser
Subject: RE: [Tutor] List of available modules
On Sat, 10 Apr 2004, John M. Purser wrote:
> Just so I can measure the duration of my ignorance: How long has Python
> had help()?
Ka-Ping Yee wrote the 'pydoc' module module quite a while back, and that
module was incorporated into the Standard Library around Python 2.1:
pydoc.help() was accessible around then, but it was a little awkward to
type 'from pydoc import help' every time one wanted to use it. We had a
discussion on getting help() as a builtin on the edu-sig list,
As a result of that fruitful discussion, Guido checked in a patch to make
help() a builtin.
So, in short: we've had help() since about 2001. *grin*
Hope this helps!
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