[Python-Dev] Searching Python docs (Was: Python sidebar for Mozilla/Netscape)

John Machin sjmachin@lexicon.net
Sat, 06 Apr 2002 11:43:14 +1000

06/04/2002 10:33:44 AM, Guido van Rossum <guido@python.org> wrote:

>> And some afterthoughts on Tim's tagline, which in my ignorance I
>> interpreted as indicative of a somewhat reactive attitude to the
>> win32 distro [I'd be utterly delighted to be corrected if I'm
>> wrong]:
>You're wrong.

I'm utterly delighted to be corrected. Thanks.

>> I am evangelising Python to them -- while certainly not critical,
>> better doc formats, positive attitude to win32 distro, etc etc
>> wouldn't hurt.
>Stop complaining and do something about it.

Wasn't a complaint -- I was enquiring why the .chm format wasn't 
included as standard; you and other respondents have kindly clued me in:
(a) PITA to produce (b) mixed opinions as to whether it's better than HTML.

I would do something if I thought I had any expertise in the area, but I don't.

> If you think Tim's got an
>negative attitude about win32 distro, I think you need a reality

Would that be the same timbot to which I sent win32 versions of patch and diff way back when it was 
still running under win95 so that it could repair/enhance itself? If so, I don't think it has such an attitude :-)

The word I used was "reactive" (not "negative") --- I got the impression from Tim's tagline that 
the general Pythonlabs attitude (not Tim's) was "we'll fix bugs in the win32 distro but 
we're not actively promoting it". Again: I'm utterly delighted to be corrected. Thanks.

Best regards,