[SciPy-Dev] More doc Marathon prioritization
Wed Jun 23 02:20:04 CDT 2010
>On 22 June 2010 20:35, David Goldsmith <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 10:17 AM, Warren Weckesser
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> David Goldsmith wrote:
>> > On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 6:59 AM, Scott Sinclair <scott.sinclair.za
>> > <http://scott.sinclair.za>@gmail.com <http://gmail.com>> wrote:
>> > >On 22 June 2010 14:33, Warren Weckesser
>> > <email@example.com
>> > <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
>> > > I asked about "package/info.py" and "doc/source/package.rst"
>> > back in April:
>> > >
>> > >
>> > http://mail.scipy.org/pipermail/scipy-dev/2010-April/014065.html
>> > >
>> > > My conclusion at that time was that both had to be maintained,
>> > despite
>> > > the apparent duplication.
>> > Perhaps it's best to focus documentation improvements on
>> > "doc/source/package.rst" until this issue can be resolved. The
>> > result
>> > of processing "doc/source/package.rst" is what currently ends up at
>> > http://docs.scipy.org and "faces the world".
>> > As far as I can see, it looks like the contents of "package/info.py"
>> > will need to be maintained by hand. Unless Sphinx processing becomes
>> > part of the regular build process? However, I doubt that
>> > complicating
>> > the build would be worth avoiding the maintenance effort.
>> > In any case, I don't think the content in "package/info.py" and
>> > "doc/source/package.rst" needs to contain an excessive amount of
>> > explanation and narrative - that surely belongs in
>> > "doc/source/tutorial/package.rst"?
>> > Sorry, guys, I'm lost: I can't find either of those - complete
>> > URLs/path-names, please.
>> Sorry, I was using "package" as a placeholder for any scipy module. For
>> example, if "package" is "linalg", there is module-level documentation
>> in both scipy/linalg/info.py and in doc/source/linalg.rst (both relative
>> to subversion trunk).
> OK, thanks. (FWIW, perhaps this is old-skool, but I've often seen - and
> used - <package>/info.py as a formalism for that kind of thing.)
As a concrete example, if <package> == interpolate
<package>/info.py is what you edit at
doc/source/<package>.rst is what you edit at
doc/source/tutorial/<package>.rst is what you edit at
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