Stupid *nix Question. Where are the HTML docs?
mwh at python.net
Mon Mar 17 15:01:20 CET 2003
logistix at zworg.com (logistix) writes:
> Do the HTML docs get installed by default on *nix systems?
Depends how you install it. If you do a "./configure; make; make
install" routine, no.
> If so, where? If not, do most people 'make' them or just download
> the .tgz from python.org?
It's probably easier to grab the tarball. The tools required to make
them are a bit fragile (for instance, when I try and build them on
this box, the indices don't get generated. I don't know why -- I'm
sure it worked a while ago, and I don't think I've changed anything).
As it seems to me, in Perl you have to be an expert to correctly make
a nested data structure like, say, a list of hashes of instances. In
Python, you have to be an idiot not to be able to do it, because you
just write it down. -- Peter Norvig, comp.lang.functional
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