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Author elias
Recipients Jessica.McKellar, docs@python, elias, jesstess, terry.reedy
Date 2014-05-01.00:25:01
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Sorry for the late response but I have been busy with various things. I may
be able to work on this but I don't know when or how long it will take me.
I would suggest that someone else work on it if anyone wants it done any
time soon. I am sorry about this.

On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 7:43 AM, Jessica McKellar <>wrote:

> Jessica McKellar added the comment:
> Elias, thanks for your patch!
> I think it's important to add the second part of Terry's suggestion which
> gives the user a specific next step to take, namely:
> > Try help('help') for information on recognized strings or help(str) for
> help on the str class.
> Can you add that to your patch?
> Additionally, we'll want to make sure we don't accidentally break this new
> functionality. Can you add a few test cases, for example what happens when
> you run help on a module (e.g. help("os"), 2) help on an instance of a
> class (e.g. help(1)), and help on a string that doesn't have a special
> meaning, (e.g. help("abcxyz"))?
> I don't see any existing tests for help(), but it is an instance of
> site._Helper (as reported by type(help)), and site tests live in
> Lib/test/ It also gets loaded into builtins, so tests could
> also live in Lib/test/
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