[IPython-dev] notebook questions

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 19:52:09 EDT 2011

On 9/16/11 10:44 PM, Gael Varoquaux wrote:
> 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.

Nope, it was designed for writing whole web pages in Zope.


Robert Kern

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