[docs] Tutorial 6.1.2

David Blum david at martinoblum.com
Thu Apr 21 21:09:54 CEST 2011

This is not a report of a bug in Python, but a criticism of the  
phrasing in the documentation.

In Python Tutorial 6.1.2 (docs.python.org/py3k/tutorial/ 
modules.html#the-module-search-path) the second paragraph beginning  
with "Actually," is very alarming and disconcerting. It seems to mean  
that the preceding paragraph is not "actually" true and should be  
disregarded! I doubt that's what was intended, but I cannot quite  
understand just what the intended meaning was. How do these two  
paragraphs relate to one another? Are they both true? Is each one  
only partially true? Is there supposed to be some way of combining or  
synthesizing them into one coherent explanation? If so, it is not  
adequately communicated by the word "actually".

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