[IPython-dev] notebook questions

Hans Meine hans_meine@gmx....
Tue Sep 20 08:03:05 CDT 2011


Am Sonntag, 18. September 2011, 02:54:56 schrieb Gael Varoquaux:
> On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 06:52:09PM -0500, Robert Kern wrote:
> > > 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
> 
> My bad.

Not really.  reST == _re_structured text.

See http://docutils.sourceforge.net/docs/ref/rst/introduction.html#history

  "StructuredText was developed by Jim Fulton of Zope Corporation … now 
released as a part of [ZOPE] … I discovered StructuredText in late 1999 while 
searching for a way to document the Python modules in one of my projects.
… I decided that a complete rewrite was in order, and [started 
reStructuredText]"

So you were both right, but talking about two (slightly) different things. ;-)

Looking forward to the best rst support in the Notebook thats possible.
Maybe a resumable rst parser is needed, possibly even written in JS (shudder), 
like this one http://codemirror.net/1/story.html

Best,
  Hans


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