[vbox-dev] Python bindings: inline help possible?
nikolay.igotti at oracle.com
Thu Mar 10 22:44:50 PST 2011
Nice idea - but unfortunately it's not how it works. Python bindings
work via COM/XPCOM or via webservices. For COM/XPCOM
no wrappers explicitly generated - you can invoke any COM/XPCOM objects
same way, so it's not possible to add help this way.
It could be possible for WS wrappers, but unfortunately I'm busy with
Feel free to write a patch yourself - I can review and integrate.
Alexey Eromenko wrote:
> When I query vbox classes from python help I do not get anything useful.
> Example code:
> from vboxapi import VirtualBoxManager
> mgr = VirtualBoxManager(None, None)
> vbox = mgr.vbox
> it returns nothing useful, except C++ class it is based on.
> I would like to see:
> 1. class comments (can it be forwarded to python-bindings-maker via
> Doxygen or somehow?)
> 2. list of class functions
> 3. list of class parameters
> Is it possible to make python bindings generate the inline help ?
> For now I use "SDKref.pdf" for this, but I think I would learn faster
> using python's built-in help.
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