By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Manage your Cookies Settings.
448,804 Members | 1,526 Online
Bytes IT Community
+ Ask a Question
Need help? Post your question and get tips & solutions from a community of 448,804 IT Pros & Developers. It's quick & easy.

problems with python 2.4 help

P: n/a
I've noticed that the listings in help don't take you to correct topic.

anyone else have this problem? Is there a fix?

Jul 21 '05 #1
Share this Question
Share on Google+
3 Replies


P: n/a
fr******@gmail.com said unto the world upon 15/07/2005 14:50:
I've noticed that the listings in help don't take you to correct topic.

anyone else have this problem? Is there a fix?


I'm not sure from your question what exact problem you are
experiencing. Do you mean:

IDLE 1.1.1
help()


Welcome to Python 2.4! This is the online help utility.

<snip>

help> topics

Here is a list of available topics. Enter any topic name to get more
help.

ASSERTION DELETION LOOPING SEQUENCES
<snip>
DEBUGGING LITERALS SEQUENCEMETHODS2

help> LOOPING

Sorry, topic and keyword documentation is not available because the Python
HTML documentation files could not be found. If you have installed them,
please set the environment variable PYTHONDOCS to indicate their location.

help>
If so, I posted a similar question a year or so ago to the tutor list.
I believe that when I resolved it I posted details about the resolution.

I've since got a new computer, and just redid it now to check. Just
download the html version of the docs and then, as per the
instructions above, set an environment variable to point to them. (On
WinXP: Control Panel->System-Advanced->Env. Var. When I had WinME, a
line in autoexec.bat)

Best,

Brian vdB

Jul 21 '05 #2

This discussion thread is closed

Replies have been disabled for this discussion.