Python documentation too difficult for beginners

Paul Rudin paul.nospam at
Tue Nov 2 15:53:34 CET 2010

Steven D'Aprano <steve at> writes:

> A fair point -- the built-in open comes up as hit #30, whereas searching 
> for open in the PHP page brings up fopen as hit #1. But the PHP search 
> also brings up many, many hits -- ten pages worth.

OTOH googling for "python open" gives you the correct (for 2.7) page as
hit #1 - although you then have to use your browser's "find" facilty to
actually get to the description of the function in question.

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