[New-bugs-announce] [issue10693] error in documentation of distutils.archive_util.make_zipfile

Eli Bendersky report at bugs.python.org
Mon Dec 13 13:47:12 CET 2010

New submission from Eli Bendersky <eliben at gmail.com>:

The documentation of:

distutils.archive_util.make_zipfile(base_name, base_dir[, verbose=0, dry_run=0]) 


  Create a zip file from all files in and under base_dir. The output zip file will be named base_dir + .zip. 

This isn't correct, as the name of the output file is "base_name + .zip"

The error exists both in the docstring of make_zipfile in distutils/archive_util.py and in the ReST documentation of the function

assignee: tarek
components: Distutils, Documentation
keywords: easy
messages: 123872
nosy: docs at python, eli.bendersky, eric.araujo, tarek
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: error in documentation of distutils.archive_util.make_zipfile
versions: Python 2.6, Python 2.7, Python 3.2

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