[Python-Dev] Python Doc problems

A.M. Kuchling amk at amk.ca
Fri Sep 29 14:10:35 CEST 2006

On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 09:49:35AM +0900, stephen at xemacs.org wrote:
> What is lost according to him is information about how the elements of
> a module work together.  The docstrings tend to be narrowly focused on
> the particular function or variable, and too often discuss
> implementation details.  

I agree with this, and am not very interested in tools such as epydoc
for this reason.  In such autogenerated documentation, you wind up
with a list of every single class and function, and both trivial and
important classes are given exactly the same emphasis.  Such docs are
useful as a reference when you know what class you need to look at,
but then pydoc also works well for that purpose.


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