list(), tuple() should not place at "Built-in functions" in documentation

Corey Richardson kb1pkl at
Fri Jul 15 04:01:42 CEST 2011

Excerpts from rantingrick's message of Thu Jul 14 21:36:15 -0400 2011:
> On Jul 14, 8:21pm, Inside <fancheyuj... at> wrote:
> > As telling in the subject,because "list" and "tuple" aren't functions,they are types.Is that right?
> You wanna see some warts in the docs. Okay, try to use the search box
> to find list, dict, or tuple and see what happens...
> Search: [ list ]
> PyMethod_ClearFreeList (cfunction, in Method Objects)
> [ snip: mile long list with no LIST info to be found! ]
> Hey don't get me wrong, the python docs are great; as long as you know
> where to find what you're looking for.

I agree, having the stuff from the C API docs appear in the search isn't
very useful. Perhaps the search should be redesigned with stuff like that
in mind? (Or maybe the search is more advanced than I use it). They aren't
exactly warts, it's useful information, but in the common case they probably
aren't desired (I always use Google to search around the python docs).

Not to mention that the search is slooowwww. It's plenty fast on my local
download, but I haven't actually looked at the search to see what it does
and how.
Corey Richardson
  "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves"
     -- Abraham Lincoln
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