Python docs disappointing - group effort to hire writers?

alex23 wuwei23 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 07:41:17 CEST 2009


Paul Rubin <http://phr...@NOSPAM.invalid> wrote:
> The PHP docs as I remember are sort of regular (non-publically
> editable) doc pages, each of which has a public discussion thread
> where people can post questions and answers about the topic of that
> doc page.  I thought it worked really well.  The main thing is that
> the good stuff from the comment section gets folded into the actual
> doc now and then.

I'd still like to see this kept out of the official docs as much as
possible, mostly for reasons of brevity & clarity. I think the
official docs should be considered definitive and not require a
hermeneutic evaluation against user comments to ensure they're still
correct...

How about a secondary site that embeds the docs and provides
commenting functionality around it? That's certainly a finitely scoped
project that those with issues about the docs could establish and
contribute to, with the possibility of it gaining official support
later once it gains traction.






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