[IPython-dev] magic docstrings

Stefan van der Walt stefan at sun.ac.za
Wed Nov 9 17:07:21 EST 2005

The problem I mention below is difficult to solve without making use
of some markup.  Markup tends to look ugly, but I think the ReST guys
have a pretty good solution:


This solves the problem below, since all example blocks will be
clearly identifyable, and can then be processed with a LaTeX filter.


On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 04:02:22PM +0200, Stefan van der Walt wrote:
> The more tricky problem, however, is the use of "\\" in the
> docstrings.  In Python, you do not want "\\" in your docstrings, since
> they display as "\", but without the "\\" LaTeX won't print a
> line-feed.

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