[Python-Dev] Re: PEP: Defining Unicode Literal Encodings (revision 1.1)

Paul Prescod paulp@ActiveState.com
Sat, 14 Jul 2001 15:04:47 -0700

Tim Peters wrote:
> That is, the module docstring is just the module's __doc__ attr, and that
> can be bound explicitly (a trick I've sometimes use for *computed* module
> docstrings).

I must be missing something fundamental.

Why wouldn't we just redefine the algorithm used to find the docstring
to allow a directive and implement it in the interpreter? *What tools*
in particular are we worried about breaking?

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