[Python-Dev] Symbol page for Language Reference Manual Index

engelbert.gruber at ssg.co.at engelbert.gruber at ssg.co.at
Thu Jun 8 14:52:07 CEST 2006

On Thu, 8 Jun 2006, A.M. Kuchling wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 12:18:23AM -0400, Terry Reedy wrote:
>> I am willing to do perhaps half the work needed to produce such in time for
>> the 2.5 release.  In particular, I am willing to write a plain text file
>> listing symbols (in ascii sort order) and section numbers, in an agreed-on
>> format, if the idea is approved and someone else agrees to convert section
>> numbers to page links and do the necessary latex/html formatting (with a
>> Python script?).

> There's a pool of volunteers for LaTeX formatting, so someone will
> certainly handle that step.

would rst2docpy be of any help
(see http://docutils.sourceforge.net/sandbox/docpy-writer/)

although the text below doesnt sound like it could do it.

>> [I just realized that some links need to be within-page rather than to the
>> top of the page and that I can cut and paste additional info if I find the
>> appropriate regular index entry, such as
>> http://docs.python.org/ref/parenthesized.html#l2h-342 for 5.2.3.  But I
>> will work this sort of thing out with whoever formats.]
> It's probably easiest to make a list of symbols and the corresponding
> section names and optionally a snippet of the paragraph that should be
> the target of the link. Section numbers like 5.2.3 and link anchors
> like #l2h-342 are generated by LaTeX2HTML and not visible when you're
> editing the source text.

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