[ python-Bugs-1255218 ] "appropriately decorated" is undefined in MultiFile.push doc

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Bugs item #1255218, was opened at 2005-08-09 21:07
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Category: Documentation
Group: Python 2.4
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Alan (aisaac0)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: "appropriately decorated" is undefined in MultiFile.push doc

Initial Comment:
At http://docs.python.org/lib/MultiFile-objects.html we
read:

push(  str)
    Push a boundary string. When an appropriately
decorated version of this boundary is found as an input
line, it will be interpreted as a section-divider or
end-marker. ...

But this presumes that "appropriately decorated" is
understood, which it won't be until multifile is
understood.

How about following that sentence with something like:
(Appropriate decoration is determined by the
section_divider and 
end_marker methods.)



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Comment By: Peter van Kampen (pterk)
Date: 2005-10-17 12:06

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I commited a patch so the sentence reads:

Push a boundary string.  When the boundary is found as an
input line, it will be interpreted as a section-divider or
end-marker (depending on the boundary decoration. See
\rfc{2045}).

See patch:
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1328526&group_id=5470&atid=305470

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Comment By: Alan (aisaac0)
Date: 2005-08-11 22:58

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IMO that works only if the term "appropriate decoration"
occurs (appropriately) in those sections.  And if it does,
the relative location is  probably irrelevant.

This is really a problem of undefined terminology.


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Comment By: Terry J. Reedy (tjreedy)
Date: 2005-08-11 19:11

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I agree that the sentence is confusing in its appropriate context.  
An alternative to the forward reference to the section_divider and 
end_marker methods is to move the entries for those methods 
just above the entry for the push method.

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