[IPython-dev] notebook questions

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sat Sep 17 18:52:09 CDT 2011


On 9/16/11 10:44 PM, Gael Varoquaux wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 08:41:23PM -0700, MinRK wrote:
>>       I noticed that github allows you to choose between several different
>>       languages for wiki input so I thought you might have something like
>>       that in mind.  I've been using reST for docstrings, sphinx docs, and
>>       github so I selfishly would prefer not to have to learn another
>>       simplified markup language.
>
>>     That makes sense, and I expect we will get this request often.  The
>>     problem is reST is really a horrible language
>>     for in-browser cell markup (as opposed to full document markup, for which
>>     it is designed),
>
> Actually, reST was originally designed to write docstrings.

Nope, it was designed for writing whole web pages in Zope.

   http://old.zope.org/Products/ZEO/Wiki/StructuredText

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco



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