[Tutor] Tutor FAQ?

Eric Walker ewalker at micron.com
Thu Apr 20 18:50:23 CEST 2006

Kent Johnson wrote:
> Mike Hansen wrote:
>> I'd like to send a big Thank You to Danny, Alan, Kent and others(whos names
>> escape me) for being such an asset to the Python community by relentlessly
>> answering questions on the tutor list.(Do these guys sleep? They must work
>> in shifts.) This list is one of the most civilized and responsive lists I
>> have ever read. When many pop onto the list and ask what may seem like some
>> of the most obvious questions, you guys calmly answer and nudge them in the
>> right direction without ever losing your patience. It's a great list.
> Thanks! I do sleep but I have my email tied in to my clock radio so 
> whenever an email arrives on the tutor list I am awakened to answer it ;)
>> Anyway, I've been reading the list for a couple of years now, and I wonder
>> if a Tutor FAQ would be helpful. I don't believe one exists. Should there be
>> something on the Python wiki that would list the most common questions to
>> the tutor list along with their answers? It would be a FAQ about the tutor
>> list as well as common questions to the tutor list.
> I wonder about this sometimes too. I think it would be good to have a 
> place to collect this stuff.
> Maybe this could be integrated with the main Python FAQ in a beginner's 
> section? Fredrik Lundh is experimenting with a FAQ wiki here:
> http://pyfaq.infogami.com/
>> FAQ about the Tutor List would include
>> - The policy on answering homework assignment
>> - Why the reply-to is set that way.
>> - Post code and exact error message.
>> (A lot of this might be in that initial message you get from mailman when
>> joining the list, but it might be a good idea to put it on the wiki)
>> FAQ for common questions to the list would include
>> - ord() and chr()
>> - Common GUI programming questions
>> - String module is deprecated, use string methods
>> - ???
>> I'm sure you can come up with more of the common questions. Does this sound
>> like a reasonable idea?
> Sounds good to me. Are you volunteering?
> Kent
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Hey guys the FAQ thing sound great. I found what I think is the best 
pyQT tutorial around.
Took me like 10 minutes and I am off and running.

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