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Éric Araujo committed 68df566

Make “pydoc somebuiltin.somemethod” work (#8887)

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         else: break
     if module:
         object = module
-        for part in parts[n:]:
-            try: object = getattr(object, part)
-            except AttributeError: return None
-        return object
     else:
-        if hasattr(__builtin__, path):
-            return getattr(__builtin__, path)
+        object = __builtin__
+    for part in parts[n:]:
+        try:
+            object = getattr(object, part)
+        except AttributeError:
+            return None
+    return object
 
 # --------------------------------------- interactive interpreter interface
 

Lib/test/test_pydoc.py

+import os
 import sys
-import os
-import os.path
 import difflib
 import subprocess
+import __builtin__
 import re
 import pydoc
 import inspect
         self.assertEqual(sorted(pydoc.Helper.keywords),
                          sorted(keyword.kwlist))
 
+    def test_builtin(self):
+        for name in ('str', 'str.translate', '__builtin__.str',
+                     '__builtin__.str.translate'):
+            # test low-level function
+            self.assertIsNotNone(pydoc.locate(name))
+            # test high-level function
+            try:
+                pydoc.render_doc(name)
+            except ImportError:
+                self.fail('finding the doc of {!r} failed'.format(o))
+
+        for name in ('not__builtin__', 'strrr', 'strr.translate',
+                     'str.trrrranslate', '__builtin__.strrr',
+                     '__builtin__.str.trrranslate'):
+            self.assertIsNone(pydoc.locate(name))
+            self.assertRaises(ImportError, pydoc.render_doc, name)
+
 
 def test_main():
     test.test_support.run_unittest(PyDocDocTest,
 Library
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+- Issue #8887: "pydoc somebuiltin.somemethod" (or help('somebuiltin.somemethod')
+  in Python code) now finds the doc of the method.
+
 - Issue #12603: Fix pydoc.synopsis() on files with non-negative st_mtime.
 
 - Issue #12514: Use try/finally to assure the timeit module restores garbage