[Python-ideas] Encouraging more use of the Python wiki

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Jan 7 02:28:13 CET 2015

On 01/06/2015 05:16 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Ethan Furman writes:
>> On 01/06/2015 02:11 PM, Wes Turner wrote:
>>> A boost in familiar usability could encourage effortless contributions.
>> Not even breathing is effortless.
> True, but that's the wrong fallacy.  [...]
> The fallacy in applying wiki-think to Python is that [an] *increase in
> quantity* of documentation is [not necessarily an] *improvement in quality*
> of documentation. [...]
> It isn't even clear that filling an obvious hole with an accurate-as-
> far-as-it-goes drive-by contribution is a good thing.  Not only may
> the residual inaccuracy mislead the reader, it may also contribute to
> an impression that the Python docs are lower quality on average than
> they actually are.

Thanks -- that's worded much better than my own feeble attempt.  :)


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