Author terry.reedy
Recipients Devin Jeanpierre, eric.araujo, terry.reedy
Date 2012-01-07.00:22:00
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I agree. It should explain the three options:
help(object): help on object or class of object, except
help('name'): help on object/module named 'name'
help(): run utility, which starts with utility help

help(help) prints unhelpful
"Help on _Helper in module site object:

class _Helper(builtins.object)
 |  Define the builtin 'help'.
 |  This is a wrapper around pydoc.help (with a twist).
 |  
 |  Methods defined here:
...
"
which says not at all how to use help().

I have the feeling that there is a related issue on the tracker, but searching for 'help', 'help()', or 'help(help)' all return 620 hits.
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2012-01-07 00:22:01terry.reedysetrecipients: + terry.reedy, Devin Jeanpierre, eric.araujo
2012-01-07 00:22:01terry.reedysetmessageid: <1325895721.19.0.959705773375.issue13691@psf.upfronthosting.co.za>
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