[Python-Dev] Moving the developer docs?

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Sep 23 12:11:44 CEST 2010

On Thu, 23 Sep 2010 00:29:51 -0400
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.

Many parts of the library docs aren't version-specific either :)
The dev docs may differ slightly from one version to another, for
example if a version introduces some new possibilities for tooling, or
far-reaching implementation changes (think Unladen Swallow).

The practicality argument of being able to edit those docs without
having to master a separate (pydotorg) workflow sounds quite strong to



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