[Python-Dev] A sad state of doctests in the python manual

Alexander Belopolsky alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 22:48:16 CEST 2010

I have just discovered that sphinx supports running doctests embedded
in ReST documentation.   It looks like it is as simple as "cd Doc;
make doctest".  The result, however is not encouraging:

$ make doctest
Doctest summary
 1162 tests
  262 failures in tests
    0 failures in setup code

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