[IPython-dev] Enhanced IPython Help
Steven H. Rogers
Fri Nov 16 20:39:30 CST 2007
During the IPython sprint last Spring, a couple of us looked at
interactively searching the documentation for all available modules, but
this project has languished other than some ideas on the `wiki
<http://ipython.scipy.org/moin/Developer_Zone/SearchDocs>`_. I'm ready
to devote more time to this now. I've submitted a paper proposal on it
for PyCon 2008, and if it's accepted, I'll need to get something working
or I'll be terribly embarrassed.
Unless someone has a better idea, I'm planning to extend "?" such that
if the search string isn't found in the local namespace, modules in
PYTHONPATH are searched for a match. I'm looking at `pyndexter
<http://swapoff.org/pyndexter>`_ for indexing and searching. Any ideas
welcome. Should work from the IPython or IPython1 svn repositories?
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