[DOC-SIG] Re: Python Documentation
Michael W. Ryan
Tue, 18 Nov 1997 21:08:07 -0500 (EST)
On Tue, 18 Nov 1997, Fred L. Drake wrote:
> Ok, I bit. I just pulled down 0.99.20 and read the latest
> incarnation of the DTD. I'll try and explain why I don't think the
> SGML-Tools suite is good for the project at hand (the Python Library
These are arguments against that I can accept.
> > 3) There has been discussion of structuring the package such that other
> > DTDs can be used.
> Some discussion? Other tools have been designed for this from the
> start; that counts quite a bit in my book.
That's a good point. I don't object to those other tools as long as they
are accessible and reasonably easy to use.
> I agree, it has improved. But it's very basic and doesn't support
> the highly structured information in the Python Library Reference.
> Sure, it could be extended to do so. I think using an existing,
> tested, and supported DTD provides significant benefits over having to
> (largely) start over.
> I'm not knocking what the SGML-Tools crew has done, I just don't
> think it's as far along as it could be, or as other tools are.
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> discussion has moved to that forum.
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