[Python-Dev] experimental: Misc/NEWS included in docs

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Sun Sep 30 22:12:34 CEST 2012

On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM, Chris Jerdonek <chris.jerdonek at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 6:17 AM, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
> > at http://docs.python.org/3.3/whatsnew/news.html, there is now
> > a rendering of Misc/NEWS with tracker links and a crude filtering
> > capability.  I thought that this will complement the "whatsnew"
> > documents nicely for people looking for more detail.
> >
> > Please let me know if it's useful, or what could be done to make
> > it *more* useful.
> Good idea.  Some suggestions:
> * A note at the top explaining what this page is and how it differs
> from the other What's New page (including perhaps a link to the other
> What's New page).  It might also be good if the two had more
> distinctive titles.  They are currently "What’s New in Python" and
> "Python News."
> * It would be good if the section links could somehow be
> "perma-links."  They will currently vary over time, e.g.
>   http://docs.python.org/py3k/whatsnew/news.html#id3
> * Lastly, I think skimming this list would be more informative to me
> at least if each bullet began with the name of the affected module or
> area (at least in the case where just one module is affected).  The
> issue number is less meaningful as a descriptive header.  Changing
> this would likely require changes in how we prepare Misc/NEWS though.
> On a separate but related note, I never know where to put the various
> subsections in relation to one another in Misc/NEWS (Core and
> Builtins, Library, Extension Modules, etc).  It would be good if there
> was guidance on that -- even if to say it completely doesn't matter.

It doesn't matter. When I've done it I have either copied the empty
sections previously or not even bothered with the empty sections and just
let others add as necessary.
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