[Python-Dev] Get a running instance of the doc for a PR.

Stephane Wirtel stephane at wirtel.be
Sun Nov 4 11:05:07 EST 2018

On 11/05, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>On Sun, Nov 04, 2018 at 04:12:39PM +0100, Stephane Wirtel wrote:
>> My workflow is the following steps:
>> git wpr XYZ
>> cd ../cpython-XYZ
>> ./configure --prefix=$PWD-build --with-pydebug --silent
>> make -j 4 -s
>> make PYTHON=../python -C Doc/ venv
>> make -C Doc/ check suspicious html serve
>> and run the browser on http://localhost:8000/ and check the result.
>> 1. Because I am a dev I can do it easily
>> 2. If you are not a dev, you have to learn a new step (download sources,
>> compile sources, compile doc and check the result)
>If I am making doc patches, shouldn't I be doing that *before* I
>submit the PR? How else will I know that my changes haven't broken the
You can use the web interface of Github and just add/remove/modify a

>So surely I need to learn those steps regardless?
>(Not a rhetorical question.)
>> I think this feature would be really useful for the contributors, the
>> reviewers and you, the core-dev.
>Sure. But the usefulness has to be weighed against the extra complexity,
>the extra "one more thing that can break and needs to be maintained",
>and the risk of abuse.
Which kind of abuse?

Stéphane Wirtel - https://wirtel.be - @matrixise

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