More random python observations from a perl programmer

Tom Christiansen tchrist at mox.perl.com
Fri Aug 20 00:57:54 CEST 1999


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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
-- 
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convenient; e.g., in another building."  --jgreely




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