[Doc-SIG] A promise

Tony J Ibbs (Tibs) tony@lsl.co.uk
Mon, 27 Nov 2000 15:57:57 -0000

I wrote:
> 'a.' will get nicked from somewhere else, or someone else
> can give it me!

and Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
> I have some code that needs to be cleaned up, but shouldn't be too
> hard to use.

to which I reply - Yes please, if you could email it to me

(my aim is to have the docstring thingy do a Tim Peters' style doctest
on itself, so the earlier I get such code the better)

>   On the whole, this sounds like a very nice Christmas gift for
> everyone!  (And if you don't celebrate, that shouldn't matter for this
> gift! ;)

Thanks. (As background, at the moment my work work is mainly tidying
up/bug fixing/testing work. This is *very* valuable, and I do want to be
doing it, but it isn't very *nice* or fun, and it means working in C or
worse (the "worse" option is a sort of castrated Pascal). So in a sense
the docstring stuff is a welcome relaxation/mind stretch. Well, in some

Hmm. A serious point. What do we want to *call* this thing?



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