On 28/04/2019 06:00, Nathan D'Elboux wrote: > import urlGET > # No information on urlGET as of yet > > https://pypi.org/project/urlget/ > > this is a learning exercise for me so how do more experienced python coders > approach modules like this, when you encounter a module that has sparse > documentation how do you learn more about the functionality of said module?
Assuming a Google search has not thrown up any tutorials then I would: Start with the interactive prompt. >>> dir(urlGET) That gives you a list of names from the module. >>> help(urlGET) Will print docstrings. >>> help(urlGET.name) Will print docstrings for the specified name. >>> urlGET.name will print a value/type message >>> urlGET() will execute a function or give an error telling you how many parameters are expected. >>> usrGET.name(1,2,3) Gets some kind of value back - assuming it was reported as taking 3 args. Or a type error if the args are not suitable. If all that fails then I probably start reading the code... Or looking for a better documented alternative module? -- Alan G Author of the Learn to Program web site http://www.alan-g.me.uk/ http://www.amazon.com/author/alan_gauld Follow my photo-blog on Flickr at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alangauldphotos _______________________________________________ Tutor maillist - Tutor@python.org To unsubscribe or change subscription options: https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/tutor