Python docs disappointing - group effort to hire writers?

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Sun Aug 9 11:07:31 CEST 2009

On Sat, 08 Aug 2009 20:27:49 +0100, Mark Lawrence wrote:

> Further, I have seen many requests here which are nothing really to do
> with Python, say a query about which algorithm to use.  Response "Not
> really a Python question, but try ...".  Put the same question on (say)
> the C ng and you'd be told in no uncertain terms to Foxtrot Oscar.

We're a lot friendlier than the C newsgroup.

Personally, I think knowing the right algorithm to use is as much a part 
of Python programming as knowing whether to call mystring.upper() or 


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