More random python observations from a perl programmer
tchrist at jhereg.perl.com
Thu Aug 19 13:21:10 EDT 1999
>> You're welcome. I got so fed up with the damned flames coming
>> from people who don't actually even know what they're talking about,
>> that I decided to make sure I wasn't one of them. :-)
>If that's what you believe, why are posting stuff like this (from a
>different, but nearly simultaneous, posting)?
Stuff like what?
>> You seem to be looking for a fight. Please say nothing
>> at all if that's all you want to do.
>In response to someone else's quite reasonable suggestion to read the
>You also say in the same message
>> Thanks for nothing: there are no manpages. I read the Lutz book.
>It's true that there are no manpages. Linux comes with manpages, but
>every single manpage says (paraphrased): ``Don't trust this page; we
>don't. See the info help system for the real scoop.''
And they're full of crap, too. Don't get me started. Use BSD.
>Python doesn't have manpages, true. It does have perfectly adequate
>documentation available at
>You can download that documentation and install it on your own computer
>if you wish to avoid the net. Like all documentation, it leaves
>something to be desired (decent search facilities, for one, but manpages
>don't have those either);
Yes, you can. Well, I can. I can show you how if you want.
I guess you'd better drop the manpage issue, because I don't
intend to stop considering its absence a nasty, glaring hole.
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