[Numpy-discussion] umath ufunc docstrings

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
Sat May 31 14:49:37 CDT 2008


Hi,

I'd like to adjust the way numpy.core.umath ufunc docstrings are defined
to make them more easy to handle in the ongoing documentation marathon:

- Remove the signature magic in ufunc_get_doc
- Define ufunc docstrings in a separate module
  instead of in generate_umath.py, in the same format as in 
  add_newdocs.py

Suggested patch is attached; it passes numpy tests. Any thoughts on
whether it should go in?

I was also thinking about the problem with pydoc.help and ufuncs: would
making PyUFuncObject a subclass of PyFunctionObject be a reasonable fix?

	Pauli

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