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Title: help() says "This is the online help utility." even though it isn't
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.2, Python 3.3, Python 3.4, Python 2.7
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Status: closed Resolution: fixed
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Assigned To: Nosy List: Ramchandra Apte, georg.brandl, pitrou, python-dev, r.david.murray
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Created on 2012-06-24 12:24 by Ramchandra Apte, last changed 2012-06-24 15:25 by python-dev. This issue is now closed.

Messages (5)
msg163782 - (view) Author: Ramchandra Apte (Ramchandra Apte) * Date: 2012-06-24 12:24
help() says "This is the online help utility." even though it isn't.
I think this sentence should be hanged to "This is the offline help utility."
msg163785 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2012-06-24 13:53
Not sure "offline" is more true here; maybe "integrated" is better.

Also not sure the sentence deserves the death penalty.
msg163786 - (view) Author: Antoine Pitrou (pitrou) * (Python committer) Date: 2012-06-24 13:54
"interactive" then?
msg163795 - (view) Author: R. David Murray (r.david.murray) * (Python committer) Date: 2012-06-24 15:20
Oh you youngsters.  "Offline" doesn't mean "not on the Internet", it means "not on a computer" :)

Yes, "interactive" would be clearer.
msg163796 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2012-06-24 15:25
New changeset 1ff29f3b8da7 by Georg Brandl in branch 'default':
Closes #15162: the meaning of "online" has shifted a bit in recent years, use "interactive" instead.
http://hg.python.org/cpython/rev/1ff29f3b8da7
History
Date User Action Args
2012-06-24 15:25:47python-devsetstatus: open -> closed

nosy: + python-dev
messages: + msg163796

resolution: fixed
stage: resolved
2012-06-24 15:20:46r.david.murraysetnosy: + r.david.murray
messages: + msg163795
2012-06-24 13:54:00pitrousetnosy: + pitrou
messages: + msg163786
2012-06-24 13:53:19georg.brandlsetnosy: + georg.brandl
messages: + msg163785
2012-06-24 12:24:39Ramchandra Aptecreate