[SciPy-dev] [SciPy-user] Docstring standards for NumPy and SciPy

Alan G Isaac aisaac at american.edu
Thu Jan 18 12:43:25 CST 2007


> Travis wrote:
>> Moin Moin uses a different way to describe tables.   :-( 

On Wed, 17 Jan 2007, Edward Loper apparently wrote: 
> Is there a reason you're attached to MoinMoin's syntax 
> instead of rst's?  MoinMoin's doesn't seem particularly 
> more readable to me.  If you're using rst for most of your 
> markup, why not use it for tables? 


Since this thread has grown rather long, I'm going to risk 
being a bit repetitive.

1. reST tables *are* more limited, but nobody has yet
   illustrated with a table that would be

   - needed in the docs
   - incompatible with the reST tables

2. It would startle me if a patch to handle MoinMoin tables
   would be rejected by the reST developers

Cheers,
Alan Isaac




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