[Python-Dev] Request for guidance on documentation
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Fri, 28 Jul 2000 09:24:41 -0400 (EDT)
On Thu, Jul 27, 2000 at 05:38:59PM -0400, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> correcting minor errors and adding explanatory material. The question
> is what to do next, and that turns on whether discursive tutorial sections
> are are considered fit for inclusion in the library reference.
Andrew Kuchling writes:
> That's up to Fred to decide. I suspect the answer is no, since it
> would make the library reference too large and ungainly if every
Hey, it's large & unweildy now. ;-) But I think you're right.
Improving the curses HOWTO separately from the reference documentation
> I will re-raise the idea of adding the HOWTOs to the documentation
> subtree, though; Fred & I have discussed it before, and decided not to
> for reasons that I can't remember.
I don't recall exactly, but I think it had a bit to do with the
release scheduling (perhaps this was when the documentation was
release lockstep with CPython?) and editorial control -- as long as
you're willing to act as HOWTO editor, you should be able to release
regardless of whether there's anything new to release in the standard
> Also, I'm not sure where the material for curses.textbox should go. New
> section? Or a subsection in the curses document?
curses.textbox should be documented in a \section like any other
module. It can be placed in libcurses.tex along with the other
Is curses.wrapper documented, or is it an implementation detail?
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at beopen.com>
BeOpen PythonLabs Team Member