I'd like to retrieve a list of methods with their arguments/defaults and their return types through automated means. Is this possible and, if so, how can I do it?

This isn't just for curiosity's sake; I plan on trying to use this in a Stack Exchange mode for Emacs.

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No, you cannot do this anymore via the API. API self-documentation was intentionally dropped after API version 1.1.

Your only recourse is to scrape the doc pages at api.stackexchange.com/docs.

  • After reviewing the answer (I was mobile before and assumed), I decided I need to be more clear: I don't necessarily care about documentation; I care about the actual interfaces and the objects they return. Commented Jul 13, 2014 at 2:50
  • Semantics. How is that any different? (specify) The answer remains the same and remains valid. Commented Jul 13, 2014 at 3:07
  • I trust you if you say there is no way to do it—I just wanted to make my question clear :) Commented Jul 13, 2014 at 12:16

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