Author taleinat
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Date 2019-08-05.20:56:06
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Currently, IDLE just writes the entire help message into the shell.

If auto-squeezing is enabled, then long help messages are automatically squeezed, following which the help text can be viewed in a text viewer or expanded inline.  This is still not great UX.

I propose to simply have help(object) open a text viewer with the help text.  There's actually an old (2007) comment in Lib\idlelib\pyshell.py by KBK that this should be done.

See related discussion in issue #35855.
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