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Fix #748: For nest.helpdesk() Python 2.7.8 and later is needed #751

merged 5 commits into from Jun 13, 2017


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@steffengraber steffengraber commented Jun 13, 2017

This fix for #748 checks for the right Python version ( >= 2.7.8) when nest.helpdesk() is called.

python 2.7.8 and later is needed
@heplesser heplesser requested review from heplesser and janhahne Jun 13, 2017
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@steffengraber Looks fine in principle, but I would change the message text. The same check also needs to be added to help().

@@ -63,6 +63,10 @@ def helpdesk():
Use the system default browser.
if sys.version_info < (2, 7, 8):
print("You need python 2.7.8 or later to run this script.\n")

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heplesser Jun 13, 2017

I fear the user will be confused by "run this script". I would suggest

The NEST Helpdesk is only available with Python 2.7.8 or later.
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@heplesser heplesser commented Jun 13, 2017

@steffengraber Would you add the "Py 2.7.8 required" message also to help()?

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@janhahne janhahne left a comment

Works fine, thank you for the quick fix 👍

@heplesser heplesser merged commit d64921c into nest:master Jun 13, 2017
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