[SciPy-dev] ndimage - docfiller and output_type

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Wed Oct 28 14:35:58 CDT 2009

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 7:07 PM, Pauli Virtanen <pav+sp@iki.fi<pav%2Bsp@iki.fi>
> wrote:

> Wed, 28 Oct 2009 11:13:10 -0400, josef.pktd wrote:
> [clip]
> > No, I like the current system where we don't have any boiler plate in
> > the individual distributions. Following your maxwell example, we would
> > get a lot of repetition of template code in the individual
> > distributions.
> Then, I'd suggest just adding
>        %(info)s
> or so, that will be expanded to the full boilerplate information block.
> Then, only this would be repeated in each distribution docstring -- not
> too bad.
> It is clearer and cleaner if the distribution docstring is a template,
> resides in the class docstring, and the final product is assembled by
> substitution rather than by concatenating magically generated parts.
> (Think, for example -- why are HTML templating languages so popular, as
> opposed to just concatenating blocks of HTML code?)

Yes, this is what I was thinking. The default in each `_gen` class could for
example be:
The distribution name.





If you really want to keep it short, you could even just do:
The distribution name.


Now imagine you want a References section. Here you just add it in at the
right place in my first example. If the whole template is in the
rv_continuous class, there is just no way to add this section.

Additionally, this allows you to remove 3 keywords from the constructor
(name, longname, extradoc). So the extra overhead is very small, and you
gain a lot.


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