Python docs disappointing

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Fri Jul 31 23:53:02 CEST 2009

r wrote:
> On Jul 31, 4:16 pm, Carl Banks <pavlovevide... at> wrote:
>> On Jul 31, 1:10 pm, kj <no.em... at> wrote:
>>> I'm pretty new to Python, and I like a lot overall, but I find the
>>> documentation for Python rather poor, overall.
>>> I'm sure that Python experts don't have this problem: they have
>>> internalized some good ways to access the documentation, are
>>> productive with it, and therefore have lost the ability to see why
>>> the Python documentations is deficient for beginners.
>> That may be so, but I do remember when I was a beginner myself and I
>> had no issue with the documentation.
> have you tried the new docs (>= 2.6) The interface has changed
> drastically as to render itself completely useless. The old docs (<=
> 2.5) --the ones i learned from-- where flawless.
> @ Mark Lawrence
> Have you clicked any of those links? try the "Tutorial start here" and
> then try to find a menu of sorts. It seems you have to click "next" to
> navigate. Thats pretty counter intuitive if you need to get to page
> 589!! Upon clicking the tutorial link in the OLD DOCS, you where
> presented with a nice menu for concise navigation.

Yes.  Works perfectly as evidenced by the fact that this evening I've 
checked data on the cProfile, pstats and array modules.

Kindest regards.

Mark Lawrence.

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