[SciPy-dev] Doc-ing classes and data attributes
Tue Jun 23 15:19:21 CDT 2009
On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 3:18 PM, Pauli Virtanen <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 2009-06-23, Ralf Gommers <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > It looks like these doctests have not worked in a long time. There is
> > a conceptual problem, do you really want everyone who signs up in the doc
> > editor to be able to produce test failures because they wrote an example
> > that doctest does not like?
> Yeah, it's quite likely that several of the doctests/examples
> there currently fail. But I think that in many cases a failure to
> doctest indicates also that the example is somehow wrong, and
> someone trying to follow it would run into the same problem.
> The doctests are not run by default, and are not included in the
> test suite. The features that allow running them are mostly meant
> to make it easier to ensure that all of the examples actually
> work. (Though AFAIK nobody has vetted them through :)
That makes sense.
I updated the patch attached to #1146, changes are:
- added note on 75 character per line limit
- documented the correct way to run doctests, and that this is meant to
check if the examples work
- documenting private methods in classes (not sure if there is full
agreement on this)
- documenting class instances
- documenting constants
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