4 Mar 2008 4 Mar '08
On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 08:58:57AM -0500, Steve Holden wrote:
While I hesitate to suggest a change of such magnitude, there's something to recommend the old IBM mainframe approach of separating out "Principles of Operation" (which would be the reference manuals, in Python's case the Language and Library refs) from "Users' Guide" which contains the practical stuff you need to actually make use of a product.
Good suggestion. Using the debugger and profiler could also be covered in the User's Guide.
Would splitting up the docs make them more useful for IronPython/Jython? For example, Jython could eventually take the 2.6 language docs as-is, but modify the library reference to remove unsupported modules and add Jython-specific ones.