More random python observations from a perl programmer

Tom Christiansen tchrist at
Thu Aug 19 13:50:58 EDT 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,

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


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