Daniel R. Smorey Jr.
smory at ptdprolog.net
Mon Sep 1 16:34:22 CEST 2003
Michael Hudson wrote:
>>I'm really lost on why it's so hard to find anything when it comes
>>to me looking up a particular function in Python. My example would
>>be the split() function of the string module.
> You mean you weren't born knowing what that did? Sheesh, kids these
> days... <wink>.
haha, yeah, there's only one problem with knowing that function so well,
some crazy programmers change the variable order. Take a look at php's
split() and python's split(). The order's are different and believe me,
split() was only a small example of problems I've had with python
documentation so far. I'm working on a Zaurus problem with PyQT at the
moment. I know "some" C, not a lot though and have never worked with
QT. Man is it hard to find documentation on PyQT. I found a great
online book, but of course it's only a book, can't possibly have every
feature and every snippet of PyQT. So, since there is virtually no
documentation on it, I have to use the C documentation and just convert
it over. Which I'm finding isn't really that hard since Python is such
an object-oriented language.
My main problem is I love learning new languages. However, my boss
loves me getting my work done also. If I had a place where I could go
to find partially what I needed 70% of the time, then I'd like the
language even more. Python hasn't been that way so far. But I'm
learning and thanks to all the posts here, I'll have a better idea of
where to find this documentation.
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