[IPython-user] help(curses) fails - list index out of range

Fernando Perez fperez.net@gmail....
Sat Mar 14 07:56:08 CDT 2009


On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 10:33 AM, Chris Jones <cjns1989@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 09:10:46PM EST, Chris Jones wrote:
>
>> I'm running ipython and I'm trying to access the interactive doc for
>> the curses module.
>>
>> I type "help(curses)" from the prompt and I get about one page of
>> "Traceback" followed by the "IndexError: list index out of range"
>> message.
>
> Did a bit of digging and it seems I need to enter:
>
>  help(_curses)
>
> to get to a digest of the curses html doc.
>
> Not sure why help() fails with an exception rather than returning a
> message such as "no help for curses".. but then I'm running what appears
> to be an obsolete version of python on this system.
>
> Will look into this again after I upgrade.

I don't see the problem here, FWIW.

Cheers,

f


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