[IPython-dev] JavaScript docs...

Brian Granger ellisonbg at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 20:01:17 EDT 2013

I have added a note to the dev meeting wiki page for us to discuss this.

On Sun, Jul 7, 2013 at 1:28 AM, Matthias BUSSONNIER
<bussonniermatthias at gmail.com> wrote:
> Le 7 juil. 2013 à 08:38, Fernando Perez a écrit :
>> Just a couple of quick questions:
>> - is it possible to avoid all the * in the comments for the doc
>> generation machinery? Technically JS only needs the matching /* */
>> pair, so unless the doc tools need all the extra * on every line,
>> those could be skipped.
> Apparently Yes it can be skipped but it still need the double asterisk on the first line
> and only spaces on subsequent line would be accepted, not stuff like
> /**
> //
> //
> //
> //*/
>> - it it OK to put the 'docstring' after the function declarations,
>> like in python?
> It works, but the doc will link the declaration of the function on the line following the docstring.
>> That seems quite a bit more python-like and readable to me...
> If you decide to go this way, so be it, but JS is not Python, and I don't think
> we should try to match Python on this one.
> It will still be frustrating as our editors will still try to fill the comment with leading * when writing.
> we will not get use to docs of other js project, and we will drive js-contributor crazy in not following
> language convention.
> --
> Matthias
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Brian E. Granger
Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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