Author Devin Jeanpierre
Recipients Devin Jeanpierre, eric.araujo, terry.reedy
Date 2012-01-07.02:17:16
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> IMO, help('help') should document the help function, not start an interactive help session (that’d be help()).

Ahhh, that explains it. help('help') isn't ever meant to be called; it's supposed to be:

>>> help()
...
help> help
...

the call to "help" at the help> prompt is equivalent to help('help').


help('help') should do something different, such as say how to use the help function, as you say. Whereas "help> help" makes sense.
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