[SciPy-user] help and lazy importer (again or still ?)

Pearu Peterson pearu at scipy.org
Thu May 6 01:56:37 CDT 2004

On Wed, 5 May 2004, Arnd Baecker wrote:

> > Unfortunately, the only way to avoid the above issue is to import
> > scipy_base or scipy (that imports ppimport module which adds a hook to
> > pydoc.help to handle postponed modules) before trying to get help of scipy
> > objects. You can import scipy_base in $PYTHONSTARTUP script, for instance.
> Well, there is always a price to pay at some point ;-)

It turns out I was wrong, the latest patch in CVS makes also


to work. 

> Just one last question on this, and I will really shut up:
> are there any implications/problems for doc-string extracting
> tools (pydoc, epydoc and such)?
> I'd guess not has they have to look at scipy first
> and then the hook should be installed.

The answer depends on how these tools work internally. If you find any 
problems, please, let me know. Usually the fixes are simple.


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