[BLFS Trac] #2538: Python HTML documentation not necessary for help('module_name') feature

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Tue Jun 3 15:09:34 PDT 2008


#2538: Python HTML documentation not necessary for help('module_name') feature
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 Reporter:  brightside  |        Owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  defect      |       Status:  new                           
 Priority:  normal      |    Milestone:  6.3                           
Component:  BOOK        |      Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal      |   Resolution:                                
 Keywords:              |  
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Changes (by randy at linuxfromscratch.org):

  * type:  task => defect
  * severity:  trivial => normal

Comment:

 Not being a Python person, I just blindly tested and it appears
 that you don't need the additional docs installed for help on
 specific modules (even the native modules).

 I can also confirm that help information for modules installed by
 other packages (e.g., GTK-2.0) is displayed as well, which more
 indicates that Python's help is reading help strings directly from
 the modules as the ticket indicates.

 Unless Ag replies and has additional information, I'm inclined to
 comment out the stuff about help('modulename') in the Python
 instructions for the 6.3 release.

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