If it won't be simple, it simply won't be. [source code] by Miki Tebeka, CEO, 353Solutions

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

pyhelp

#!/usr/bin/env python

# Show help for Python

__author__ = "Miki Tebeka <miki.tebeka@gmail.com>"
__license__ = "BSD"

def main(argv=None):
import sys
from optparse import OptionParser
import webbrowser

argv = argv or sys.argv

parser = OptionParser("%prog [MODULE[.FUNCITON]]")
opts, args = parser.parse_args(argv[1:])

if len(args) not in (0, 1):
parser.error("wrong number of arguments") # Will exit

root = "http://docs.python.org"

if not args:
url = "%s/%s" % (root, "modindex.html")
elif "." in args[0]:
module, function = args[0].split(".")
url = "%s/library/%s.html#%s.%s" % (root, module, module, function)
else:
url = "%s/library/%s.html" % (root, args[0])

webbrowser.open(url)

if __name__ == "__main__":
main()
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