Tried Ruby (or, "what Python *really* needs" or "perldoc!")

aaronwmail-usenet at yahoo.com aaronwmail-usenet at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 14 20:19:04 CET 2006


I agree that more progress is needed on the Python documentation
front.  For example if you look at the "codecs" module documentation
there is no hint of what a codec is anywhere that I can see. Also
the distinction between an "encoder" and a "decoder" is not explained.
Even though I've used it many times and understand it, I still find
myself using the interactive interpreter to make sure I'm sending the
bytes in the right direction...

Perhaps some faqwiz/wiki-like tool to allow the broader community to
propose documentation enhancements would be useful?

  -- Aaron Watters

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