[Python-Dev] The docs, reloaded

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Tue May 22 10:39:22 CEST 2007

Armin Ronacher schrieb:
> Hoi,
> Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake <at> acm.org> writes:
>> On Monday 21 May 2007, A.M. Kuchling wrote:
>>  > Disadvantages:
>>  >
>>  > * reST markup isn't much simpler than LaTeX.
>> * reST doesn't support nested markup, which is used in the current
>>   documentation.
> For a lightweight markup language that is human readable (which rst certainly
> is) the syntax is surprisingly powerful. You can nest any block tag and I'm not
> sure how often you have to nest roles and stuff like that. The goal of the new
> docs is a less complex syntax and currently nothing beats reStructuredText in
> terms of readability and possibilities.

Also, I believe there are efforts within docutils to make a limited amount of
nested inline markup possible. Lea will probably be able to provide details.


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