[docs] [issue34116] Move all bytes/bytearray/int/float/complex documentation to Built-in Types

Raymond Hettinger report at bugs.python.org
Mon Jul 16 05:53:27 EDT 2018

Raymond Hettinger <raymond.hettinger at gmail.com> added the comment:

I disagree that this would be an improvement.  The current organization has worked well for us.  In particular, some of the these types sometimes used like functions that produce a type (this is where the builtin functions docs do a good job).  In the stdtypes docs, we go into detail about what the types do and have them grouped in a way that can be compared and contrasted.

As a Python instructor, I ask newcomers to read the built-in functions section because it tells them a lot of what they need to know to get up and running with the language (indeed, that is why these are all builitins rather than relegated to modules).  The stdtypes section is more voluminous and rarely read start to finish (mostly just used as a reference).

nosy: +rhettinger
resolution:  -> rejected
stage: patch review -> resolved
status: open -> closed

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