Should Docstrings include RFC citations? - And are non PEP257 syntaxes frowned upon?

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sun Feb 24 03:51:07 CET 2013

On 2/23/2013 1:14 PM, Alec Taylor wrote:
> PEP257 defines docstring syntax,

It suggest a docstring format, which is not religiously followed even in 
the stdlib. It explicitly disclaims being 'the law'. Do what works for you.

Terry Jan Reedy

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