mjackson at wc.eso.mc.xerox.com
Thu Apr 20 12:22:49 EDT 2000
Ben Wolfson <rumjuggler at home.com> writes:
> is there a way to use %c and %s within a docstring, or to add strings
> together in a docstring, so that if some strings are used in all
> docstrings, but might be changed, I can simply change one or two
This might do what you want, although it's ugly (in the sense that it
serves the code-documentation - as opposed to user-documentation -
function less well):
cat > spam.py
"""I am a docstring"""
sharedoc = """ and I am a widely-reused docstring clause"""
__doc__ = __doc__ + sharedoc
Python 1.5.2 (#7, May 6 1999, 14:39:45) [GCC 2.8.1] on sunos5
Copyright 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam
>>> import spam
>>> print spam.__doc__
I am a docstring and I am a widely-reused docstring clause
Mark Jackson - http://www.alumni.caltech.edu/~mjackson
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