Georg Brandl wrote:
Steve Holden schrieb:
Paul Moore wrote:
On 04/03/2008, Nick Coghlan email@example.com wrote:
Do we need a new appendix to the tutorial which goes into detail about the CPython interpreter's command line options, environment variables and details on what can be executed?
There is a Python man page, which covers the command line usage. However, it's separate from the documentation, and it isn't bundled with the Windows installers - both of which are a real pain (for me, at least).
I'd suggest taking the man page, adding the information about executing zip files and directories, and putting the whole lot into the formal documentation.
Look no further: http://docs.python.org/dev/using/cmdline.html
Thanks Georg, that looks like exactly the right place - I'll try to get that updated before the next alpha.
I've always found it rather counter-intuitive that you have to go to the Library Reference manual to find information about Python's built-in types, for example. I though the whole point of libraries was that they *aren't* built in, and represent baggage that should only be carried on necessary trips.
You speak my mind. For ages I've wanted to put the builtins together with the language reference into a new document called "Python Core Language". I've just never had the time to draft a serious proposal.
I borrowed the keys to Guido's time machine:
It hasn't been updated for a lot of the 2.6/3.0 features as yet, but it may be a decent basis for what you're considering here.
(and all credit to this thread for motivating me to actually get those files cleaned up and into the sandbox - I've been thinking about doing it for ages, but never got around to it).
(For MS Office users, you may need to get OpenOffice.org or similar in order to read the Open Document Format files)