Python documentation too difficult for beginners

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Wed Nov 3 08:48:10 CET 2010

In message <mailman.542.1288760105.2218.python-list at>, Dennis Lee 
Bieber wrote:

> Whereas I have a whole shelf of Java documentation and it still
> takes me an hour to write "Hello World"... Java's one class per file
> results in a plethora of bloody names one has to remember just to find
> out where to start looking for a standard library operation.

You know Alan Kay’s dictum that “simple things should be simple, and complex 
things should be possible”?

Well, Java isn’t designed to make simple things simple. :)

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