[Python-Dev] PEP 287: reStructuredText Standard Docstring
Fri, 05 Apr 2002 23:44:44 -0500
Guido van Rossum wrote:
> [I'm hoping David Goodger is reading this on python-dev.
Yes, I do. I read it off the web. I know I can now subscribe without going
through the initiation ceremony and learning the secret handshake, but old
habits die hard.
> > What about existing docstrings? There is plenty of informal markup in
> > there already.
> Yeah, but they're not using any particular formal markup. You'd still
> have to do a massive, *massive* cleanup if you wanted reST to apply.
> And it's not clear what the advantage would be
> The situation would be different if the goal was to replace
> the reference docs, but since it isn't, I think the informal markup is
> just fine.
Fair enough. This is a long-term project. Plenty of time to change your
mind later, when the advantages become clear. :-)
David Goodger email@example.com Open-source projects:
- Python Docstring Processing System: http://docstring.sourceforge.net
- reStructuredText: http://structuredtext.sourceforge.net
- The Go Tools Project: http://gotools.sourceforge.net