On Dec 29, 2007 7:59 PM, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
On Dec 29, 2007 6:51 PM, Charles R Harris <charlesr.harris@gmail.com> wrote:

> If not, we should
> definitely decide on the structure of the docstrings and stick to it.

I have raised the topic of documentation formats on the list several times, and the discussions have always petered out. So I made a decision, posted what *worked* with epydoc, and also generated a significant amount of documentation. Now that is tossed out with hardly a mention. I would like to propose that anyone who submits a new documentation standard also submit code to parse the result, compare it to the existing practice, discuss why it is an improvement, and generate documentation to show how it works. I did all of those things, I expect nothing less from others if we are going to reinvent the wheel. And the end result should be available as soon the the formatting changes are made, not at some indefinite point in the future.