[Python-Dev] Python Doc problems

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Sep 29 21:29:31 CEST 2006

On 9/29/06, A.M. Kuchling <amk at amk.ca> wrote:
> 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.


BTW isn't xah a well-known troll? (There are exactly 666 Google hits
for the query ``xah troll'' -- draw your own conclusions. :-)

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