Doc suggestions (was: Why "class exceptions" are not deprecated?)
rurpy at yahoo.com
rurpy at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 28 21:32:26 CEST 2006
Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> rurpy at yahoo.com wrote:
> > The OP points out an ambiguity in the docs, and as usual,
> > gets told he can't read, etc. How typical.
> where did anyone tell the OP that he can't read?
"it could be that the tutorial author expected you
to read chapter 8 before you read chapter 9,..."
"...because some random guy on a newsgroup read
the tutorial backwards..."
> it's pretty clear
> that you have trouble reading things without mixing them up with
> your own preconceptions, but we already knew that.111
> > Maybe if comments like this were encouraged and acted upon
> do you think your posts would look any different if we replaced you
> with a markov generator and fed it with your old posts ?
> if you want to contribute, contribute. a new tutorial would be great.
> get to work!
I don't want to, and probably couldn't, write a tutorial
as good as what is already there. But what I can do is
report problems I find when using it, and make suggestions
about how to avoid those problems. For example, the
sentence in question,
"There are two new valid (semantic) forms for the
raise statement: "
could be replaced with
"There are two other forms for the raise statement
in addition to the one described in chapter 8:"
"Two new forms for the raise statement were introduced
in Python verion 2.x:"
depending on what the meaning of "new" is in the
original sentence. (I'm still not sure, but your post
implies it is the former.)
But the perception I get here, from responses like yours,
is that such suggestions are unwelcome, and unlikely
to be acted upon. I gather corrections of factual
errors are welcome, but stylistic, or organizational
ones are not. And the latter kind of changes, applied
extensively to all the docs, are what will make a big
improvement. Difficult at best, but absolutely impossible
if you and the other powers-that-be are happy with
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