[Catalog-sig] Adding package pydoc to PyPI

James William Pye python at jwp.name
Sat May 17 18:30:23 CEST 2008

For those that are curious, I have been writing some code in this direction. The
"jwp_pkg_documentation" package provides a setuptools command ``dist_doc`` that
extracts a package's documentation into the ``dist/doc.xml`` file.

RNG for the produced XML:

Example output(buggy and far from where I want it to be):

On Fri, Feb 01, 2008 at 06:24:46AM +0100, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
> See above. If you implement the service, I would consider it feasible
> to provide a link to a package's pydoc documentation in PyPI
> (similar to homepage and download_url; say documentation_url), although
> support for that in distutils probably requires a PEP.

I really like this idea. Even in the absence of the proposed service, I think
this would be very useful.

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