[Python-Dev] Moving the developer docs?

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Thu Sep 23 08:40:21 CEST 2010

That's right.  It is true that it isn't branch-specific information,
and that does cause a little bit of irritation for me too, but neither
is Misc/developers.txt or Misc/maintainers.rst.

Of course, we might consider a separate HG repository (I'm all in favor
of many small repos, instead of a gigantic sandbox one).  The downside
is that I really like the developer docs at docs.python.org, and it
would complicate the build process a bit.


Am 23.09.2010 06:45, schrieb Brett Cannon:
> A discussion occurred (w/o me) on #python-dev where moving it to Doc/
> would allow it to show up at docs.python.org to perhaps get more
> people involved. It also allows developers to contribute to the docs
> w/o having to get pydotorg commit rights.
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 21:29, Fred Drake <fdrake at acm.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 10:38 PM, Brett Cannon <brett at python.org> wrote:
>>> the first thing on the agenda is a complete rewrite of the developer
>>> docs and moving them into the Doc/ directory
>> I'd like to know why you think moving the developer docs into the
>> CPython tree makes sense.
>> My own thought here is that they're not specific to the version of
>> Python, though some of the documentation deals with the group of
>> specific branches being maintained.  For me, keeping them in a
>> separate space (like www.python.org/dev/) makes sense.
>>   -Fred
>> --
>> Fred L. Drake, Jr.    <fdrake at acm.org>
>> "A storm broke loose in my mind."  --Albert Einstein
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