[Doc-SIG] Why isn't docutils in the Python standard library yet?
excord80 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 06:21:51 CET 2009
I notice that the Python documentation is written in reStructuredText,
but that docutils is not part of the Python standard library. Is there
any reason why docutils doesn't come stock with Python? Is it missing
critical features? What's holding it back?
For comparison, when you install Perl, the basic tools for reading POD
(and converting it to other formats) come standard. And this is
*Perl*, where there's supposed to be more than one way to do it and
they very rarely impose any standard way to do anything upon the user.
Quick observation to mention: I can't remember the last time I looked
at the docs for a Python distribution and they weren't formatted in
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