Author terry.reedy
Recipients eric.smith, gvanrossum, martin.panter, ned.deily, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, terry.reedy, yselivanov
Date 2016-11-26.20:33:53
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I withdraw my previously suggested addition to the Docstring glossary entry (msg281740).  It implies that trivial f-strings are acceptable and I agree that other implementations and future Cpython should be free to strictly follow the literal meaning of the first sentence: docstring = initial string literal expression.

I suggest instead that 'string literal' in the first sentence link to  This would make it clearer that 'string literal' is being used the the Python technical sense rather than in any more informal English sense.

We could possibly add a version of what Guido said above, such as: "(Acceptance of anything other than a string literal as a docstring is an implementation accident and should not be relied upon.)"
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