[Python-Dev] PEP 287: reStructuredText Standard Docstring Format
Wed, 3 Apr 2002 16:53:55 -0500
>>>>> "GvR" == Guido van Rossum <email@example.com> writes:
>> To paraphrase Aristole, wisdom comes from choosing wisely in the
>> particular situation.
GvR> I thought that wisdom came from experience, and experience from
GvR> lack of wisdom. (Or is that common sense? There's a lot of
GvR> wisdom in common sense.)
Oh, yes, I remember that one, too :-). Don't think it was Aristotle,
but the saying goes: Good decisions come from experience; experience
comes from bad decisions.
GvR> I believe that reStructuredText comes from a lot of experience:
GvR> long discussions about requirements in the doc-sig, and
GvR> experience with e.g. Zope's StructuredText (which definitely
GvR> represents the "lack of experience" position IMO).
I believe that reST is a good structured text design, and I think it
would be good to use it, e.g., to replace Zope's StructuredText.