Man pages and info pages
jearl at notengoamigos.org
Wed Nov 3 19:22:18 CET 2010
On Wed, Nov 03 2010, rustom wrote:
> On Nov 3, 3:11 pm, Daniel da Silva <ddasi... at umd.edu> wrote:
>> Guys, this really has nothing to do with python.
> ?? python docs have nothing to do with python?? python docs by
> default on linux are read with info and many seem to find info
> unpleasant to use.
Actually, the Python documentation is no longer available in info
format. Which is unfortunate, as that was the documentation format that
I personally preferred.
> Myself an old emacs user and cant say info helps me as much as google.
> However comparing info and man is also a bit strange. The printed
> python docs come to several thousand pages. Do we want them to be 1
> manpage? a hundred? a thousand?
I am pretty conversant with the Python documentation. I almost never
need to search them. I do miss being able to read (and search) the
documentation in my editor though.
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