Previously Tres Seaver wrote: > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > Stephan Richter wrote: > > On Friday 13 July 2007 12:14, Jim Fulton wrote: > >> IMO, a could release should have: > >> > >> - a good overview, and preferably > >> > >> - on-line documentation > > > > Right, I think this is well-served for packages that have doctests. I think > > that your example of including the dotest files into the long description > > is > > a good thing. However, I have noticed some problems with regard to PyPI: > > > > 1. It does not support unicode. I had some problems with characters before, > > but I cannot remember the details. > > > > 2. The PyPI website does not encode the long description, causing text with > > HTML to not display correctly. I have avoided this problem by escaping the > > long description myself, but then you loose the REST conversion. (See > > z3c.form.) > > > >> Of course, the standard meta data should be filed in to a reasonable > >> degree. > > > > Okay, I think most of the packages provide a lot of the info with exception > > of > > the Trove classifiers. They are very important for marketing reasons, > > because > > the PyPI Package browser > > (http://cheeseshop.python.org/pypi?%3Aaction=browse) > > recognizes them and uses them to organize the packages. I think it would be > > awesome, if it would say: "Zope 3 (300 [packages])". > > > > OT: Did you notice that 17 out of 20 package updates today where > > Zope-related? :-) > > > >> Mainly what I'm looking for is a good faith effort. > > > > I think in the long term it will be most beneficial, if we convert all > > tests > > to doctests; then a reasonable on-line documentation is not that hard to > > provide. > > - -1. "Good tests" don't always make "good documentation"; I prefer the > isolation of traditional unittests for anything other than "main line" > use cases, for which doctests are best suited.
Amen. I find failing doctests to be much harder to debug as well. I use doctests as a method to make sure examples in my documentation are correct, which is very useful. Wichert. -- Wichert Akkerman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> It is simple to make things. http://www.wiggy.net/ It is hard to make things simple. _______________________________________________ Zope3-dev mailing list Zope3firstname.lastname@example.org Unsub: http://mail.zope.org/mailman/options/zope3-dev/archive%40mail-archive.com