ArcPy has a number of functions for listing data, and I will use just one of them as an example. However, what I ask seems to apply to all of them.
In the Syntax section of the help for ListFeatureClasses it says that the Data Type of its Return Value is a String.
However, whenever I use the function what is returned is a Python list, which is what I would expect and desire.
Is there some convention that I am not aware of whereby a Python list can be classified as a string, or should this Return Value be documented as a List instead?