[Numpy-discussion] numpy.random.poisson docs missing "Returns"

Pauli Virtanen pav@iki...
Sun Jun 27 05:44:35 CDT 2010


Sat, 26 Jun 2010 17:37:22 -0700, David Goldsmith wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 3:22 PM, <josef.pktd@gmail.com> wrote:
[clip]
>> Is there a chance that some changes got lost?
>
> (Almost) anything's possible... :-(

There's practically no change of edits getting lost. There's a change of 
them being hidden if things are moved around in the source code, causing 
duplicate work, but that's not the case here.

> Well, here's what happened in the particular case of numpy's pareto:
> 
> The promotion to "Needs review" took place - interestingly - 2008-06-26
> (yes, two years ago today), despite the lack of a Returns section; the
> initial check-in of HOWTO_DOCUMENT.txt - which does specify that a
> Returns section be included (when applicable) - was one week before,
> 2008-06-19. So, it's not that surprising that this slipped through the
> cracks.
>
> Pauli (or anyone): is there a way to search the Wiki, e.g., using a
> SQL-like query, for docstrings that saw a change in status before a
> date, or between two dates?

No. The review status is not versioned, so the necessary information is 
not there. The only chance would be to search for docstrings that haven't 
been edited after a certain date.

-- 
Pauli Virtanen



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