More random python observations from a perl programmer

Tom Christiansen tchrist at jhereg.perl.com
Thu Aug 19 19:50:58 CEST 1999


>As for man pages, they aren't the only valid way to document reference
>material.  Most Windows and Mac people wouldn't even know what you were
>talking about.  From what I can tell by traffic on c.l.p, the bulk of the
>Python user base uses Windows these days anyway, so man pages are probably
>not a good first choice of documentation format, being largely unavailable
>to the unwashed masses.  HTML seems to be pretty ubiquitous these days,
>however.

Sigh.  And you wonder why folks say that alienating Unix programmers
has never been something Python has tried to avoid? :-(

--tom




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