Why doesn't doc has predifined name and location ?

Colin J. Williams cjw at ncf.ca
Tue Dec 2 01:56:44 CET 2008


Chris Rebert wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 1:22 PM, Stef Mientki <stef.mientki at gmail.com> wrote:
>> hello,
>>
>> I'm very satisfied about the great standardization of doc strings in python.
>> Now in contrast to that,
>> the general documentation of libraries,
>> either in plain text, html, pdf, chm, ...
>> doesn't have a standarized name nor location.
>>
>> Why is that ?
> 
> I suppose the need for such standardization has just never arisen.
> Googling for docs, checking the library's website, or doing `locate
> library-name-here | grep doc` in bash seems to work well enough for
> people that no one has found it necessary to pursue the creation of
> such a standard.
> 
> Sidenote: what Python projects publish their docs in CHM besides
> possibly Win32 GUI programs?

Python for windows or PyScripter.

Colin W.
> 
> Cheers,
> Chris



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