Create a parser:: parser = () Several optional arguments may be passed to modify the parser’s behavior. Please see. reStructuredText (RST, ReST, or reST) is a file format for textual data used primarily in the Python programming language community for technical documentation. It is part of the Docutils project of the Python Doc-SIG ( Documentation. RST is a file format formely created by Python community to write documentation (and so, is part of Docutils). RST files are simple text files with lightweight syntax.
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During instantiation, the following instance variables are set: Discovering those gems is left as an exercise for the reader. This will be parsed into the following document tree fragment: Percentage values are relative to other values, depending on dicutils context in which they occur.
The targets “target1” and “target2” are synonyms; they both point to this paragraph. Metadata Document Title Directive Type: Pull-quotes are used to attract attention, especially in long articles. The minimum indentation will be removed from each line of an indented literal block.
They are interpreted by the directive parser which runs the directive class: Docutisl this rdt, cells in the first column of new rows not continuation lines must contain some text; blank cells would lead to a misinterpretation but see the tip below. The primary goal of reStructuredText is to define and implement a markup syntax for doctils in Python docstrings and other documentation domains, that is readable and simple, yet powerful enough for non-trivial use.
The processing system is free to render transitions in output in any way it likes. A comma- or space-separated list of column widths. It is possible although not generally recommended to include URIs directly within hyperlink references.
Specifying the name option of a directive, e. For constructs using simple markers bullet listsenumerated listsfootnotescitationshyperlink targetsdirectivesand commentsthe level of indentation of the body is determined by the position of the first line of text, which begins on the same line as the marker.
However, it is recommended that borders be made long enough to contain the entire text. For languages that don’t use whitespace between words e. Some META tags use an “http-equiv” attribute instead of the “name” attribute.
The Emacs table mode is a tool that allows easy editing of grid tables, in Emacs. The Transparent Society offers a fascinating alternate view on privacy issues. It is recommended that the enumerator of the first list item be ordinal-1 “1”, “A”, “a”, “I”, or “i”. If the attribution consists of multiple lines, the left edges of the second and subsequent lines must align. This directive is provided for test purposes only.
Grid Tables and Simple Tables. Since then, the quality of such documentation has increased noticeably, mostly for two reasons: The directive’s sole argument is interpreted as the topic title; the next line must be blank.
Each line of text must contain spaces at column boundaries, except where cells have been joined by column spans.
This requires many options and tweaking, but you are not limited to snippets and can generate LaTeX documents too. For example, indentation is the sole markup indicator for block quotes: Rather than imposing a fixed number and docufils of section title adornment styles, the order enforced will be the order as encountered. These consist of a scheme, a colon “: Simple Tables Simple tables provide a compact and easy to type but limited row-oriented table representation for simple data sets.
The values “top”, “middle”, and “bottom” control an image’s vertical alignment tst to the text baseline ; they are only useful for inline images substitutions.
Or you can follow some simple conventions the most basic form of markup and not worry about doxutils the finer detail stuff. Grid tables ; complete, but complex and verbose:. Docutils can extract comments and information from Python programs, and format them into various forms of program documentation. It is recommended that a single consistent style be used.
Not to be confused with Representational state transfer. Any unrecognized fields will remain as generic fields in the docinfo element. Underline-only adornment styles are distinct from overline-and-underline styles that use the same character.
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