Python to Perl Conversions

Dan Schmidt dfan at harmonixmusic.com
Thu Aug 19 19:35:44 CEST 1999


Tom Christiansen <tchrist at mox.perl.com> writes:

| Online searchable documentation is critical in a technical subject
| like this.  Imagine libc without manpages!  Or having no manpages
| for the shell tools. Now, you might now be aware of this, but I
| happened to *write* most of that on-line documenation for Perl.  I'm
| super senstitive to not being able to look up docs using standard
| CLI text-based tools.  As you said, you would be frustrated not to
| have docs for tools or libraries.

I use the documentation in info format, which is basically plaintext
and easily searchable with text-based tools.  Select "GNU Info" from
<http://www.python.org/doc/current/download.html>.

I'm not trying to be an apologist for the lack of man pages, just
helping you find the plaintext documentation you (and I) prefer.

(no courtesy cc's, please)

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