[Doc-SIG] Re: Ease of use is #1
Moshe Zadka <email@example.com>
Mon, 7 Feb 2000 14:37:48 +0200 (IST)
On Mon, 7 Feb 2000, Ka-Ping Yee wrote:
<me and Ping agree "guessing" is a bit dangerous>
> Let's work together to whittle the problem down to its essentials, then.
> In your opinion, what kinds of things must the documenter be able to
> precisely control? Could you prioritize a list?
doc-strings should be flexible enough to document most Python
modules without any OOL documentation (that is, as I understand,
our majority vote). The "most" comes because it shouldn't
necessarily be flexible enough to write the reference manual for
the documentation must be convertible to XML, so various tools
could use the XML to generate output formats in pleasent ways.
(HTML, PDF, Word2K via COM)
it must be "easy" to write doc-strings.
the "easy" part shouldn't hamper an interested documenter from
doing sophisticated things
the doc-strings rules must be clear. We do not want to recreate
Perl in docstrings.
Can we decide to agree on these assumptions? If we agree on these, I'm
sure we can formulate a spec conforming to them, more or less. OTOH,
if we can't, no spec will solve the problem.
Moshe Zadka <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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