I often edit Python code in my Emacs and have it set up to display Python files in Python mode. I often find myself formatting dosctrings as ReStructured Text and I was thinking that it would be great if I could have Emacs show these docstrings as in ReST mode. Is this possible somehow?


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You can try this minor mode


with that conf:

(add-to-list 'load-path "/path/to/python-docstring-mode-master")
(require 'python-docstring)
(add-hook 'python-mode-hook (lambda () (python-docstring-mode t)))
  • I have tried installing python-docstring via package. It seems to install OK but is nowhere to be found afterwards and gives an error when I try requireing it. Jan 22, 2016 at 11:16
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    I don't use package but you can download and unzip it in /path/to/python-docstring-mode-master to have a try
    – djangoliv
    Jan 22, 2016 at 11:56

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