[SciPy-dev] 2-review system on doc wiki

David Goldsmith d.l.goldsmith@gmail....
Sat Feb 13 22:39:04 CST 2010

On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 5:22 PM, Bruce Southey <bsouthey@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 12:30 PM, Joe Harrington <jh@physics.ucf.edu>
> wrote:
> > Chuck Harris recently posted on the numpy-discussion list a request
> > for numpy 2.0 requirements.  I suggested that we include reviewed docs
> > in 2.0.
> I think you need to a provide a plan on how this can be done although
> clearly it will not be the 2.0 release but perhaps the somewhere in
> the 2.x series.
> >
> > The problem is that the docstring review is stuck.  We need to
> > implement both a technical and a presentation review, but we currently
> > lack labor to do the job.  Pauli Virtanen has been busy with other
> > commitments, so there has been little progress on doc wiki changes.
> What do you actually need by technical review and presentation review?
> I think that we need some sort of checklist that people can go through


First promulgated *2009-07-22, updated 2009-09-28, 2009-10-01

Unfortunately, as I say there, asking for a precise "checklist" for the
"presentation" review is _perhaps_ intractable (too much inherent
subjectivity IMO), but I don't feel that should preclude it being done.


> for each part. Really just numpy alone it a big task so it would be
> nice to get people to proof other people's work.
> > So, this is also a call for a Django programmer who can add a second
> > review capability to the doc wiki.
> >
> > If nobody steps forward, then we'll have to abandon the idea.  I think
> > this would be a shame, because there are many docstrings that are
> > technically complete but impenetrable, and others that are well
> > presented but technically incomplete.  It won't be hard to fix these,
> > but we need a system to find them.
> Can you provide examples that illustrate these two problems?
> I am prepared to try to do something if I can understand what to do
> and I can get the time.  But the Django side is beyond me as I am
> trying to learn it for my own project.
> >
> > Any takers?  Ideally, it should be someone who has written docs in our
> > system and who has Django experience, but likely Django or similar
> > experience is more important for this.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > --jh--
> Bruce
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