Do you feel bad because of the Python docs?

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Tue Feb 26 13:54:56 CET 2013


One week ago, "JoePie91" wrote a blog post challenging the Python 
community and the state of Python documentation, titled:

"The Python documentation is bad, and you should feel bad".

http://joepie91.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/the-python-documentation-is-bad-
and-you-should-feel-bad/

It is valuable to contrast and compare the PHP and Python docs:

http://php.net/manual/en/index.php
http://www.python.org/doc/

There's no doubt that one of PHP's strengths, perhaps its biggest 
strength, is the good state of documentation. But should we feel bad 
about Python's docs? I don't think that either the Python documentation 
or community is as bad as JoePie91 suggests. (Well, I won't speak for the 
people on Freenode's #python. It took me approximately three minutes to 
be banned from there, with no warning or explanation.)

Another response to the blog post, by one of the core developers:

http://blog.briancurtin.com/posts/why-i-dont-feel-so-bad.html



-- 
Steven



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