Python docs disappointing - group effort to hire writers?
breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Aug 15 18:47:07 CEST 2009
Bill Jones wrote:
> On Aug 8, 3:27 pm, Mark Lawrence <breamore... at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> Kee Nethery wrote:
>>> As someone trying to learn the language I want to say that the tone on
>>> this list towards people who are trying to learn Python feels like it
>>> has become anti-newbies.
>>> Kee Nethery
>> My gut feeling (which could of course be wrong) is that many hard core
>> Pythonistas are cheesed off with newbies who refuse to help themselves.
> The funny thing is that their response is to shutdown changes that are
> to *help* newbies help themselves. It seems self-defeating to me.
And I still do not believe this to be true. Documents are being changed
all the time. See the python-dev mailing list "Summary of python
tracker issues" dated 17/24/31 July and 07/14 August 2009. The only
request I recall being rejected is someone objecting to the use of
"weapons" in a piece of sample code.
Also see Issue6660 on the bug tracker, it is of particular interest to
anyone who's interested in plans for python.org documentation links.
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