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Title: Dangling asterisks in Python 3.0 subprocess docs
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Components: Documentation Versions:
process
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
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Assigned To: georg.brandl Nosy List: georg.brandl, skip.montanaro
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2008-11-24 15:16 by skip.montanaro, last changed 2008-12-05 07:52 by georg.brandl. This issue is now closed.

Messages (2)
msg76326 - (view) Author: Skip Montanaro (skip.montanaro) * (Python triager) Date: 2008-11-24 15:16
Georg,

I just noticed that there are asterisks in a couple places in the subprocess
module documentation which don't appear to have corresponding footnotes.
All the way at the bottom are subsections called

    Replacing os.spawn*    
    Replacing os.popen*

I don't know what the '*' is supposed to mean, but in normal usage it would
tell the user there is a footnote which elaborates on something related to
that text.  I don't see any such footnotes.  Oh, wait a minute.  You
probably mean for them to be wildcards.  Hmmm...  Probably not the best
usage.  Can you find a different way to indicate that those examples refer
to a larger category of functions?

Skip
msg76974 - (view) Author: Georg Brandl (georg.brandl) * (Python committer) Date: 2008-12-05 07:52
Should be fixed in r67554.
History
Date User Action Args
2008-12-05 07:52:35georg.brandlsetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: fixed
messages: + msg76974
2008-11-24 16:18:58georg.brandlsetassignee: georg.brandl
components: + Documentation
nosy: + georg.brandl
2008-11-24 15:16:43skip.montanarocreate