Python docs disappointing - group effort to hire writers?

David Lyon david.lyon at
Tue Aug 11 02:05:00 CEST 2009

On Mon, 10 Aug 2009 09:13:34 -0700, Ethan Furman <ethan at>
> As someone who relies heavily on the docs I will also say that the idea 
> of giving the ability to modify the official documentation to somebody 
> who is /learning/ the language is, quite frankly, terrifying.  

What is more terrifying is the way feedback from newbies is handled.

Your statement implies that the only way feedback can be handled is
to throw the keys down in discust and walk away. That's primative
behaviour. And misleading, because that isn't going to happen.

> My bookshelf currently has Learning Python, Programming 
> Python, Python Cookbook, Python Programming on Win32, and Regular 
> Expressions.  All great books, and not too pricey if you can get them

So, what you're advocating is let things stay how they are...

Ignore feedback... tell people to freak off...

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