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Author py.user
Recipients docs@python, py.user
Date 2013-06-13.22:29:19
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[guest@localhost ~]$ python3
Python 3.3.0 (default, Sep 29 2012, 22:07:38)
[GCC 4.7.2 20120921 (Red Hat 4.7.2-2)] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> license()


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When I use the version of Python distributed by and type "license()" I get the full license text and not the url.

It seems like this might be a change made by Red Hat? Either way, the proper place to discuss issues like this is on the Python bug tracker:

Feel free to report an issue there and the developers can look at it.

This email address is actually for reporting problems with the website!

All the best,

Michael Foord

in Lib/
[guest@localhost cpython]$ sed -n '453,456p' Lib/
    builtins.license = _Printer(
        "license", "See" % sys.version,
        ["LICENSE.txt", "LICENSE"],
        [os.path.join(here, os.pardir), here, os.curdir])
[guest@localhost cpython]$
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