More random python observations from a perl programmer

Shannon Watters watterss at pilot.msu.edu
Sat Aug 21 23:15:12 CEST 1999


Lighten up.

Tom Christiansen <tchrist at mox.perl.com> wrote in message
news:37bc7de2 at cs.colorado.edu...
>      [courtesy cc of this posting mailed to cited author]
>
> In comp.lang.python,
>     kernr at mail.ncifcrf.gov (Robert Kern) writes:
> :This is a holdover from the time before the
> :source and documentation were split into separate distributions.
>
> Why was this done?  Is this a good thing?   You can't do that with Perl
> modules' documentation because all the module doc is embedded.   We did
> this to avoid a sync problem, and so people could never not have the docs.
> In fact, they can even be links to the same file, e.g. File::stat.3
> linked to and File/stat.pm.  Or do you just mean core docs, not
> module docs were split?
>
> --tom
> --
> "IMHO, CAPS LOCK should be somewhere more
> convenient; e.g., in another building."  --jgreely






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