Silly newbie question - Carrot character (^)
D'Arcy J.M. Cain
darcy at druid.net
Sat Nov 6 15:45:02 CET 2010
On Sat, 6 Nov 2010 10:22:47 -0400
Philip Semanchuk <philip at semanchuk.com> wrote:
> > The tutorial isn't meant as an exhaustive lesson on every single Python
> > feature.
> I agree, and I don't expect otherwise. My point was that if the
> tutorial doesn't mention a feature, the only other place to learn about
> it (on python.org) is the language ref. Some people might think the
> language ref is a fine place to direct newcomers to Python. I don't.
I don't think that anyone was suggesting the reference as the first
place to send newcomers. You send them there when they need something
beyond the basics. I think the only issue here is that operators are
pretty basic and that specific thing is missing in the tutorial. It
would be a mistake to write a whole new document because the tutorial
is missing one thing. Better would be to propose an operators section.
> I realize that the Python Foundation doesn't have infinite resources
> to work with, so maybe they'd love to create & maintain a more readable
> language reference if they had time/money/people. I don't hear anyone
> talk about it, though.
Lots of people talk. Action, not so much. How about you? Are you
ready to start writing a new reference manual? How about just that one
section on operators that's missing from the tutorial.
Remember, Python is "we," not "they."
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