[Numpy-discussion] distutils docstrings; request for review/help

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Sat Oct 24 12:39:47 CDT 2009

Thanks for "biting this bullet" Ralf.  A couple comments (directed more to
the "peanut gallery" than to Ralf): obviously, if anyone else besides David
C. has the expertise, please help him, Ralf, and indeed all of us, on this;
B) I looked at this a little while ago, and reference/distutils.rst just
now, and IMO the main "large" thing that strikes me as lacking is an
"integrative" example, i.e., a "sample package," (perhaps numpy itself?)
described, in distutils.rst, perhaps, and used as a common example across
attributes.  FWIW,


On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 8:17 AM, Ralf Gommers

> This request is mainly addressed to David Cournapeau I guess.
> I wrote docstrings for pretty much all the distutils items not marked
> "unimportant" in the doc wiki. Pretty much all the info I got from reading
> the code and comments in it, plus a little bit from reading the
> distutils.rst file and the Python distutils docs. This was not the easiest
> code to understand, so I would like to ask for a review and some help
> filling in the blanks.
> The main items that I could not finish are:
> - VariableSet.interpolate (if you could throw in an accurate description of
> exactly what it does, I can polish it up)
> - CCompiler_compile (could use more details I'm sure)
> - UnixCCompiler__compile (same)
> - UnixCCompiler_create_static_lib (same)
> Also, I left some comment about either things I was not sure about or
> things like unused parameters. You can find them here:
> http://docs.scipy.org/numpy/changes/ , at the top (made them today or
> yesterday). Could you please have a look at those?
> Finally, there are some items that could be important to document, but are
> marked as unimportant (Configuration class and methods, exec_command, ...).
> Would you mind looking through those items on
> http://docs.scipy.org/numpy/docs/ and change the status of the ones you
> think are important to "needs editing"? Then I'll try to finish those too.
> Thanks,
> Ralf
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