A more navigable Python Library Reference page

m.n.summerfield at googlemail.com m.n.summerfield at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 2 17:17:50 CET 2007

Although a fan of Python, I find the Python Library Reference page
(lib.html) very inconvenient because of its book contents-like layout.
Also, some things that seem to me to belong together, such as string
methods and string services are dispersed. Another annoyance is that
it is
so verbose: this is good for Python newbies, but frustrating once you
what you want to find.

So I now use a tiny Python script to read lib.html and produce a new
file, with a few manual tweaks to get something that addresses the
I've mentioned.

Google doesn't seem to let you add attachments so I've put a sample of
the output here:
at the bottom of the page there is a link to the ~100 line libindex.py
script that generated it.

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