[Doc-SIG] epydoc reST markup for stdlib docstrings

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Wed Apr 14 16:26:31 CEST 2010

Am 14.04.2010 13:08, schrieb Fred Drake:
> On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 8:44 AM, Michael Foord
> <fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk> wrote:
>> I too would prefer a consistent pattern be adopted for the Python standard
>> library. Good luck finding someone to go and change all the docstrings in
>> the standard library to use it...
> We found someone interested in converting the LaTeX to ReST, didn't we?  :-)

That was a more interesting task :)  However, I'm not opposed to doing
stupid, repetitive things every now and then, and I hope I can find a
few others to share the task.

> If we can come up with a good recommendation, it'll take hold fairly
> thoroughly.  Not quickly at first, but once there's value (tools) to
> be had it'll happen.
> The value for the standard library is that the documentation
> maintenance can be moved closer to the code, and is less likely to get
> out of sync.



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