An Alternative Python Reference
Fredrik Lundh | January 2006
I’ve been playing with a new light-weight source format (and associated
the official Python library reference (dead link), based on a mix of HTML
and PythonDoc-style markup. The main goal is
to get rid of the current heavy-weight toolchain, and open up for web-based
maintenance of the reference material, without losing the current level of
Current building blocks:
- A new source format, based on JavaDoc/PythonDoc [see “markup“]
- An information model for the Python reference that provides unique names for all documentation targets [see “targets“]
- A collection of simple tools and components to process, validate, and analyze reference documentation.
Dynamic tools, inspired by the AltPyDotOrgCMS work, are also in the pipeline.
Selected online.effbot.org articles:
Valid HTML Output(dead link) Checking For Non-Existent Targets(dead link) Simple Linking(dead link) Auto-Generated Module Indexes(dead link) Module Count(dead link)
Related stuff (in one way or another):