Re: python docs search for 'print'

Discussion in 'Python' started by Mark Lawrence, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. On 04/09/2012 19:38, William R. Wing (Bill Wing) wrote:
    > On Sep 4, 2012, at 1:58 PM, David Hoese <> wrote:
    >
    >> A friend made me aware of this:
    >> When a python beginner (2.x) quick searches for "print" on docs.python.org, the print function doesn't even come up in the top 20 results. The print statement isn't even listed as far as I can tell. Is there something that can be done about this to make it easier for beginners?
    >>
    >> I understand that this is a very basic search and "print" is a very common word and a very basic python statement, but it's pretty difficult for a beginner to learn when the first 5 results are about the disassembler and the next 5 are C functions.
    >>
    >> -Dave
    >> --
    >> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list

    >
    > +100 (or some very large number). This is a general problem in searching the python library reference ("keep this under your pillow"). Try searching for list, iter, read, or write or any one of a whole bunch of things a newbie would logically be looking for. (Or even a not-quite-newbie who wanted to check some detail.)
    >
    > -Bill
    >
    >


    I never have a problem with this because the compiled help file on
    windows is awesome. It even works offline.

    --
    Cheers.

    Mark Lawrence.
    Mark Lawrence, Sep 4, 2012
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