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Author eric.araujo
Recipients docs@python, eric.araujo
Date 2010-06-14.15:09:08
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Following a discussion on IRC:

<birkenfeld> I would even prefer having more of just `object` instead of :func:`object` or :class:`object`

I think it would be feasible to write a reST role that would use inspect or pydoc to find the type. It would not violate “In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess” if it only resolves `somebuiltin` and `some.fully.qualified.name`.

Cons: People unfamiliar with reST might confuse ``code`` with `name`; interpreting the role may prove non-trivial (either requiring importing Python module to introspect them, or keeping a mapping of names→types in some file).

Thoughts?
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