Python evolution: Unease

Andrew MacIntyre andymac at
Thu Jan 6 05:35:07 EST 2005

On Wed, 5 Jan 2005, John Roth wrote:

> I would like to contribute some documentation to Python.
> I've got the time, I write quite a bit, etc. I've got fairly
> strong opinions about some things that need to be documented,
> (such as all the new style class descriptor stuff from 2.2)
> and I have relatively little difficulty matching the existing style.
> However, I don't
> know TEX, Latex, CVS or Sourceforge. (The latter two are
> on my "learn sometime soon so I can put PyFIT where it belongs"
> list.)
> I have no desire to install Perl to run the documentation toolchain.
> I also have no particular desire to write up a bunch of final
> format stuff and drop it on someone else to put into the latex
> format so it can be included.

While being able to make doc changes at the Latex level directly into CVS
is the ultimate, Fred Drake and others are quite happy to take straight
text (ReST markup would probably help them a bit) as bugs/patches on

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