[Doc-SIG] Python docs in reST

Sylvain Thénault Sylvain.Thenault at logilab.fr
Fri May 27 18:34:16 CEST 2005

On Friday 27 May à 11:23, Ian Bicking wrote:
> Michael Foord wrote:
> > I would probably still do this with introspection - although I note the 
> > frustration of Mark Williamson trying to use Epydoc to generate docs for 
> > Twisted. It can't work for him *because* it uses introspection......
> I think it's kind of inevitable; I don't think it's possible to make a 
> good document extraction system without object introspection, and that 
> it's easier to simply resolve the non-importability of modules (or build 
> docs on project machines that are fully set up, or whatever).  Obviously 
> this doesn't work well when you are trying to generate documents for 
> someone else's project, but I think it's possible to produce very good 
> results when the package wasn't intended for use with a given extraction 
> tool.

however it's possible to make source code introspection without actually
import modules and instrospecting living object, using things such as
the compiler module of the std lib.

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