[Python-authors] Charles Stross is using reStructuredText for his next book

wesley chun wescpy at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 00:38:10 CET 2010

this is a trend. reST and sphinx are also the primary tools we'll be
using for a 2nd edition of Python Web Development with Django when the
time becomes appropriate.

interestingly enough, i've got a talk which covers the use of open
source tools in writing books with coming up at PyCon. i'd love to
have your input, feedback, and participation if you're coming to
Atlanta next month:

http://us.pycon.org/2010/conference/talks (scroll down to #40)

this is reprisal of a similar talk i gave at OSCON last year but with
more of a Python focus:


contact me off-list if you'd like me to discuss your use of open
source tools with book creation.

-- wesley
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On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 3:01 PM, will <willg at bluesock.org> wrote:
> I can't remember if I mentioned it on the list or not, but in December, I
> finished a novel-ish book using restructuredText and Sphinx.  I had to edit
> the LaTeX a little bit to fix a few things.  The book came out pretty well.
> I wrote a blog entry about it here:
> http://bluesock.org/~willg/blog/content/teamdragon.html
> /will
> On 01/16/2010 05:09 PM, Doug Hellmann wrote:
>> The sci-fi author Charles Stross is experimenting with using
>> reStructuredText and vim to write his next book. The comment thread has
>> some interesting details about using version control and other tools for
>> authoring.
>> http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2010/01/writing-tools.html
>> (hat-tip to Michael Foord for the link via twitter)

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