[IPython-dev] notebook questions

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux at normalesup.org
Fri Sep 16 23:44:15 EDT 2011

On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 08:41:23PM -0700, MinRK wrote:
>      I noticed that github allows you to choose between several different
>      languages for wiki input so I thought you might have something like
>      that in mind.  I've been using reST for docstrings, sphinx docs, and
>      github so I selfishly would prefer not to have to learn another
>      simplified markup language.

>    That makes sense, and I expect we will get this request often.  The
>    problem is reST is really a horrible language
>    for in-browser cell markup (as opposed to full document markup, for which
>    it is designed),

Actually, reST was originally designed to write docstrings.

It seems to me wrong to go with any other markup language, given that the
standard in the Python world in reST. It is hard enough to agree on
standards, let us rejoice that there is one.


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