language lawyering - doc strings
johnroth at ameritech.net
Sat Sep 1 06:16:28 CEST 2001
"Tim Peters" <tim.one at home.com> wrote in message
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> > I know this is being pedantic, but where's the syntactical spec for
> > documentation strings in the language reference?
> I don't think there is one! They're ordinary string literals, of course,
> and must be the first non-blank non-comment statement at the top of a
> module, or following a class or def stmt.
> > I was looking at the 2.1.1 docs and I'd expect it to be in "4.1 Code
> > blocks, execution frames, and namespaces"
> I sure wouldn't expect it there. Maybe that's the problem -- nobody can
> figure out where to put it <wink>.
Maybe it belongs in a section with the rest of the "magic" names?
2.1.8 in the Python Library Reference springs to mind (at least, it
did when I looked in the table of contents). Currently,
they're scattered around the documentation, and are incredibly hard to find
unless you trip over them while browsing, and happen to remember where
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