[Python-Dev] The docs, reloaded

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Mon May 21 23:40:20 CEST 2007

    >> One comment I have, I don't know if it's relevant - it perhaps
    >> depends on whether the "Global Module Index" is auto-generated or
    >> not. This is the page I visit the most out of all the Python
    >> documentation, and it's far too large and unwieldy. IMHO it would be
    >> much better if only the top-level modules were shown here - having
    >> the single package 'distutils', for example, take up nearly 50
    >> entries in the list is almost certainly hindering a lot more people
    >> than it helps. It would perhaps be better if such packages show up as
    >> one entry, which shows the sub-modules when clicked on.

    Georg> Sure, that is certainly possible.

Take a look at <http://www.webfast.com/modindex/>.  It records request
counts for the various pages and presents the most frequently requested
pages in a section at the top of the page.  I can make the script available
if anyone wants it (it uses Myghty - Mason in Python.)


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