Fred L. Drake, Jr.
21st February, 2008
The Python language has a substantial body of
documentation, much of it contributed by various authors. The markup
used for the Python documentation is based on LaTeX
and requires a
significant set of macros written specifically for documenting Python.
This document describes the macros introduced to support Python
documentation and how they should be used to support a wide range of
This document describes the document classes and special markup used
in the Python documentation. Authors may use this guide, in
conjunction with the template files provided with the
distribution, to create or maintain whole documents or sections.
If you're interested in contributing to Python's documentation,
there's no need to learn LaTeX if you're not so inclined; plain
text contributions are more than welcome as well.