Python's website does a great disservice to the language

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Tue Nov 1 22:52:29 CET 2005

On Tue, 01 Nov 2005 17:45:11 +0000, CppNewB wrote:

> I was trying to advocate using Python for an upcoming prototype, so my boss 
> went out to take a look at the documentation and try and get a feel for what 
> the language is all about.
> First comment; "I hope the language is designed better than the site."

First comment: "I hope your boss can tell the difference between good
design of a computer language and good design of a website."

What was his second comment? "But I never judge a book by its cover" or "I
make technical decisions based on irrelevant factors"?

> The site is readable, but is amateurish.  If I had an ounce of design skills in 
> me, I would take a stab at it.

Ah, well since you and your lack of design skills are such an expert on
good design, perhaps you would like to enlighten us poor peons as to what
in particular is amateurish about "the site".

You might like to tell us in particular, which site? perhaps?

Heaven forbid that your boss might have got confused and gone here:

And then you might like to point us at a language site or two that your
boss considers "professional".


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