Can someone tell me what kinds of questions should be asked in this list and what kinds in the tutor section?

Tim Golden mail at timgolden.me.uk
Sun Feb 17 10:44:29 CET 2013


On 17/02/2013 00:19, Claira wrote:
> Can someone tell me what kinds of questions should be asked in this
> list and what kinds in the tutor section?

There's no clear-cut distinction. The rule of thumb I usually
apply is that questions about the *language* (its syntax, its
usage, its idioms etc.) and about the core parts of the standard
library -- the modules which come with Python -- can usefully
be asked on the Tutor list by newcomers. Questions which are
about 3rd-party modules (for example, numpy or requests) or
which about more specialised standard library modules (such
as the Windows-specific modules) are probably better asked
here on python-list or on a module-specific forum for
external modules.

Again, though, there's no hard-and-fast rule: if you're not
sure, ask on the Tutor list and we'll tell you there if
you're better off asking somewhere else. It's quite a
friendly environment :)

TJG



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