[Python-Dev] The docs, reloaded

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Tue May 22 03:43:07 CEST 2007

On 5/21/07, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> > I think the people who have responded to my comment read too much into it.
> > Nowhere do I think I asked Georg to write an equation typesetter to include
> > in the Python documentation toolchain.  I asked that math capability be
> > considered.  I have no idea what tools he used to build his new
> > documentation set.  I only briefly glanced at a couple of the output pages.
> > I think what he has done is marvelous.  However, I don't think the door
> > should be shut on equation display.  Is there a route to it based on the
> > tools Georg is using?
> I don't think anything in the world can replace TeX for math
> typesetting. So if math typesetting was a requirement (which it
> should not be, for that very reason), then we could not consider
> anything but TeX.

You can use docutils to generate LaTeX output from reST, and you can
put raw LaTeX into the output with ".. raw:: latex". I would imagine
this is sufficient for now.


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