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Author slateny
Recipients belopolsky, docs@python, fdrake, p-ganssle, slateny
Date 2022-04-05.07:58:04
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Is there a bpo page or some sort that discusses why the imperative mood is used over the indicative mood other than convention of PEP 257? I found this ( question and answer that seems to make sense, but it's not quite an official source.

If the reason for using imperative mood in docstrings doesn't apply to documentation, then I think there wouldn't be any problems in changing it. One thing raised in the mail thread was that 'Returns ...' isn't strictly grammatical, so perhaps that's something to consider.
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