[Doc-SIG] docstring grammar
Guido van Rossum
Fri, 03 Dec 1999 09:42:08 -0500
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > Hm... C extensions are also the most dangerous (in some cases) to
> > import, and further more this restricts you to generating
> > documentiation for modules that actually work on your current
> > platform. Not a good idea.
Paul Prescod replied:
> What I'm hearing is that C extensions should just NOT be documented
> inline. Perhaps the interperter should look for their docstrings in .pdc
> files...to be defined another day!!!
C extensions should still have doc strings, but these only serve a
function for interactive use, not to generate the separate
The separate documentation of C modules could be extracted in a
different way from the source -- but that's a separate problem.
--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)