[New-bugs-announce] [issue13443] wrong links and examples in the functional HOWTO

Eli Bendersky report at bugs.python.org
Mon Nov 21 05:40:04 CET 2011

New submission from Eli Bendersky <eliben at gmail.com>:

Michał Chałupczak reported in this docs@ list that the links to IBM developerworks articles are wrong.

>From some additional observation, the code samples on the 3.x page use the external `functional` module, which was not ported to Python 3 at all.

I wonder whether it makes sense to use external modules in official Python documentation, since these are not guaranteed to be ported. This issue is a good example of this happening.

The HOWTO should be probably rewritten to use only the stdlib. The links to IBM developerworks should be, IMHO, removed, since they point to articles written in 2001 and have code samples that won't work on Python 3.x

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 148030
nosy: akuchling, docs at python, eli.bendersky
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: wrong links and examples in the functional HOWTO
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.2, Python 3.3

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