[PATCH 1 of 8] extdoc: separate module for handling extractions of descriptions

Martin Geisler mg at lazybytes.net
Mon Jul 6 18:47:24 CDT 2009

Matt Mackall <mpm at selenic.com> writes:

> On Tue, 2009-07-07 at 00:46 +0200, Martin Geisler wrote:
>> Cédric Duval <cedricduval at free.fr> writes:
>> > # HG changeset patch
>> > # User Cédric Duval <cedricduval at free.fr>
>> > # Date 1246737838 -7200
>> > # Node ID b48834a6d0e1c68ebe2bee05f5d24a424bfef40b
>> > # Parent  10532b29cdee993efd804c7d60a188347425ebaf
>> > extdoc: separate module for handling extractions of descriptions
>> >
>> > Moving moduledoc() from extensions, and adding synopsis(). This
>> > module is meant to be used by both hg and external tools.
>> Perhaps we should write that in a comment at the top: This module
>> should be importable without building the C extensions.
> Still not really excited about this whole approach. I'd actually
> rather import modules (and tweak all the built-ins to be
> random-import-friendly) than make our build uglier.

I must admit that I also think this is simpler -- I just somehow thought
that this option was rejected earlier in the thread where Dan came up
with the pydoc-solution...

As I see it, the only problem with importing modules is to figure out
the list of importable modules. That we can do a build-time and amend it
at run-time with os.listdir if we're dealing with normal .py files.

So why was it that we went away from this simple solution? :-)

Martin Geisler

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