Title: Change IDLE 'more information' splash line, change doc name
Type: enhancement Stage: needs patch
Components: IDLE Versions: Python 3.10, Python 3.9, Python 3.8
Status: open Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: terry.reedy Nosy List: taleinat, terry.reedy
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2020-10-15 05:08 by terry.reedy, last changed 2020-10-15 05:08 by terry.reedy.

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msg378663 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2020-10-15 05:08
IDLE currently follows the version and system info line with 
 Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license()" for more information.  The last 3 are nearly useless, and duplicate the availability of the documents in a better format from About IDLE, where such things are usually found.  In any case, beginners are not likely to care, and most people will look at most once.

Entering 'help' prints the instruction to enter 'help()' for interaction or 'help(object)' for info on object.

Proposed replacement:
  Type "help" (no quotes) or click Help above for more information.

On macOS, one must click IDLE for About IDLE, but macOS users should know and expect it there (which is why it is moved there on macOS).

Also, the menu entry "IDLE Help" should be "IDLE Doc".  I believe the current entry dates to when "IDLE Help" was a separate text from the IDLE doc rather than a copy thereof.

PR later.
Date User Action Args
2020-10-15 05:08:28terry.reedycreate