The one thing I miss in Python is the inability to click "view source" in my web browser to see how a core Python library is implemented. PHP also has this problem. (Code is the best documentation. Learn to read it.)
The only thing I wish they had was a way to pipe it through a highlighter like perltidy with html out. That'd probably just lead to holy wars on formatting/colours though.
For eg. https://metacpan.org/source/DRAEGTUN/Builder-0.05/lib/Builde...
It's not as comprehensive and shiny as the core Python docs, but along with the tutorials and examples, it's actually pretty decent.
Also, I never used a popular Python library for which I haven't found good resources.
My favorite Python library, called NLTK, which has no equivalent in PHP or Ruby or any other platform for that matter, comes with a freaking book that's available for free.
Hmm, that said, that's still exactly what I find on the official Python site (e.g. http://docs.python.org/library/stdtypes.html#string-methods - PHP beats this by lightyears with a single page with examples and comments per function). Which 3rd party thing should I be looking for? (genuinely interested btw - the docs is one thing i dislike about python, and maybe unrightfully so, apparently)
1. Please explain why you need more explanation of these very basic functions
2. PHP's doc comments are unadulterated garbage
3. When things are worth documenting, they are: http://docs.python.org/py3k/library/collections.html
4. if you truly think string methods are insufficiently documented, it is very easy to contribute to the documentation.
The REASON PHP needs a page per function is the sheer number of poorly handled edge cases, version incompatibilities, and gotchas.