Ticket #1062 (new enhancement)
Opened 6 years ago
gp interface help should use extended help text (from "??")
|Reported by:||cwitty||Owned by:||was|
<wstein> The new ?? help looks quite nice. It would be good for gp.foo? to use it.
The idea is that
sage: foo = gp(x) sage: foo.polroots?
should use the help text from the gp command ??polroots.
The obvious approach is to change '?%s' to '??%s' in gp.py's help() method. This doesn't quite work, for two reasons:
1) gphelp carefully formats the text to fit in the current line width, and then Sage displays this text indented; so almost every line wraps.
2) gphelp uses control characters to make words bold, underlined, etc.; when the help is viewed from the notebook, these control codes are visible in the output, and look very ugly.