[Catalog-sig] Perhaps "PyPI" will do

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Wed Apr 13 16:48:03 CEST 2005

On Apr 13, 2005, at 10:32 AM, Jeremy Hylton wrote:

> On 4/13/05, Bob Ippolito <bob at redivi.com> wrote:
>> Before docs.python.org, when I did the same searches, I always ended 
>> up
>> with garbage from mailing list archives -- not real documentation.
> I agree mailing list archives are a problem, but I used to get by just
> fine with regular search.  To the extent that I still get useful
> results, the documentation comes from mirror sites.

I remember that when I was learning the C API, google was hardly useful 
at all because of the over-abundance of mailing list results and random 
source code snippets..  with site:docs.python.org, I have no problems.  
This was the major reason I submitted a feature request to create 
docs.python.org in the first place, so you can blame it on me (but 
obviously at least one person with access to implement also thought it 
was a good idea).

Just try searching for PyObject_GetAttr with and without 

Additionally, docs.python.org ensures that you find the latest 
documentation.  Without it, you'll often end up with junk from 1.5, 
2.1, etc.


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