PyDev and Docstring display...

  • OOPMan

    OOPMan - 2007-08-31

    Hey all, new here and new to both PyDev and Python. I was showing PyDev to another dev whose got a bit more experience with Python and he asked whether not PyDev is able to present a class/functions docstring as part of the code completion dialog.

    I have no clue whether this is possible and how to enable it if it is?

    Is it possible?

    Can I get PyDev to display DocString data for the currently highlighted item in the code completion box?

    • Fabio Zadrozny

      Fabio Zadrozny - 2007-08-31

      It should do that automatically... are you trying this on something that has a docstring?

      E.g.: if I do a code-completion for RuntimeError it will show the completion and after a few milliseconds the docstring pop-up will show just right to the completion pop-up.



      • Berco Beute

        Berco Beute - 2007-08-31

        It doesn't in my case:

        eclipse 3.3
        pydev 1.3.8
        jython 2.2
        java 5

        • Fabio Zadrozny

          Fabio Zadrozny - 2007-08-31

          Try the following:

          def m1():
          m1#<-- request code-completion here and see if the dostring written above appears...

          Basically, RuntimeError does not have a docstring in jython -- but that's because it's not just not there (actually, for RuntimeError, only python 2.5 would show a docstring).



    • OOPMan

      OOPMan - 2007-09-03

      That works. Thanks for the tip. Blah, I guess I should be a leeeeeeetle more patient with those pop-ups :-)


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