Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#423 closed defect (fixed)

command line help() --> modules fails for *some* people

Reported by: was Owned by: was
Priority: major Milestone: sage-2.8.2
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David Harvey says

I can confirm this:

sage: help()

Welcome to Python 2.5!  This is the online help utility.

If this is your first time using Python, you should definitely check out
the tutorial on the Internet at

Enter the name of any module, keyword, or topic to get help on writing
Python programs and using Python modules.  To quit this help utility and
return to the interpreter, just type "quit".

To get a list of available modules, keywords, or topics, type "modules",
"keywords", or "topics".  Each module also comes with a one-line summary
of what it does; to list the modules whose summaries contain a given word
such as "spam", type "modules spam".

help> modules

Please wait a moment while I gather a list of all available modules...

<type 'exceptions.NameError'>             Traceback (most recent call last)

/Users/wdj/sagefiles/sage-2.7/<ipython console> in <module>()



For other people (e.g., me) there's no problem. Hmm.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by was

  • Milestone set to sage-2.8.2

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by was

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

fixed by patching python itself (for sage-2.8.2)

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