[PyQt] PyQt documentation often unavailable

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Fri Jul 20 10:40:27 BST 2018

On Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 11:17:59AM +0200, Maurizio Berti wrote:
> I actually stopped using PyQt's documentation a long ago. They are more or
> less identical to the main Qt documentation, except for some minor binding
> discrepancies: some class don't exist on PyQt, and some methods are
> implemented in slightly different ways (such as QSettings.value which has a
> "type" argument that obviously doesn't exists on Qt).
> Also, the PyQt docs styling is ugly, while the official documentation is
> much more readable, and browsing through its pages is easier.
> I started using those pages also because too often the PyQt docs were
> unavailable, and at the beginning I was a bit confused, since I only know
> python, and all those "void", const, asterisks, etc were a bit of a
> mistery; but once you dig a bit more into it, it's quite easy to understand
> how it works (and it actually helps to better understand how everything
> works).

If you just want to see the PyQt signature of something, you can also
do e.g. "help(QSettings.value)" in a Python shell.


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