No man pages? (was Re: More random python observations from a perl programmer)

John Landahl jpl at digex.net.nospamplease
Thu Aug 19 21:35:02 CEST 1999


On Thu, Aug 19, 1999 at 11:48:02AM -0700, Tom Christiansen wrote:
> In comp.lang.python, 
>     drew_csillag at geocities.com writes:
> :There are the python manuals which are excellent, available at:
> :http://www.python.org/doc/ (linked to from the homepage)
> :available in your choice of HTML, PostSript, PDF, Info, LaTeX and
> :windows help.
> 
> The fact that they did icky windows help and not man pages says
> something significant.

What's all this about no Python manpages?

  $ man python
  Reformatting page.  Wait... done



  Misc. Reference Manual Pages               PYTHON(10 April, 1998)



  NAME
       python - an interpreted, interactive,  object-oriented  pro-
       gramming language

Did this change relatively recently?  I'm running v1.5.2.

- John Landahl / jpl at digex.net




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