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Title: Move VERSION attribute output up in pydoc (via help() builtin)
Type: enhancement Stage:
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.6
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Assigned To: Nosy List: handle
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Created on 2018-04-09 13:29 by handle, last changed 2018-04-09 13:29 by handle.

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msg315128 - (view) Author: handle (handle) Date: 2018-04-09 13:29
I'd like to suggest moving the output of a modules version, e.g. 

VERSION 
   __version__ 

up as it can "buried" by PACKAGE CONTENTS and DATA items.

https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/3.6/Lib/pydoc.py#L1181

The other attributes (date, author, credits) could be moved up, too, e.g. to https://github.com/python/cpython/blob/3.6/Lib/pydoc.py#L1117

Of course this depends on the use case (what are we looking for), but assuming these attributes are rather limited and constant in size, they would not be blocking access to the further items.
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