Maintaining the Python FAQ (was Re: 'with' statement in python ?)

Guido van Rossum guido at
Fri Jul 6 15:34:23 CEST 2001

"Steve Holden" <sholden at> writes:

> Indeed. It's been a pleasant surprise to see your name on so many
> postings recently, and I know many readers appreciate your
> occasional forays into the high-volume public forum.

Only as much as my other work leaves me time though...

> No problem. I agree the FAQ is in radical need of a revision, and
> may well step up to bat in the future. I understand a part of the
> problem still rests with domain registrations and site
> control. Would it be practical to "suck and parse" to create an
> alternative, perhaps under some other domain, which

Hm.  To what extent is the current FAQ wizard a problem for its
maintenance?  What exactly would moving it elsewhere accomplish?  If
it needs to be moved, we can easily turn it into a Zope application or
Wiki, we have a sitting around for that purpose.  But
is there really a problem that that would solve?

> A good idea. Though the FAQ MoinMoin doesn't seem to get much attention
> either.

Because there are few links to it and it's mostly got information
specifically to Python 2.0, which is already out of date.

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