[Doc-SIG] A promise
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Mon, 27 Nov 2000 11:02:48 -0500 (EST)
Tony J Ibbs (Tibs) writes:
> Hmm. A serious point. What do we want to *call* this thing?
That depends on what "this thing" is. ;) I imagine there are at
least two components (long term): a tool that people run over their
.py files, and a package in the standard library that allows access to
useful chunks of documentation "online", with an interface from the
interactive interpreter, IDLE, or other IDEs.
I think the *first* thing to do is to create the tool; the library
can be evolved & refactored from that codebase and additional
requirements over time; I don't see this as terribly pressing. The
package in the standard library should probably be called "docutils",
after Greg Ward's "distutils", but I've not a clue as to what to call
the command-line tool (well, not any good clues).
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Digital Creations