Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#18721 closed Cleanup/optimization (needsinfo)

Documentation Collaboration | Copy Code Button | Tiny Improvements Save Time

Reported by: Quark Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: 1.4
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: yes UI/UX: no


Dear Community,

Documentation Collaboration
It would be great if the Django student community, could edit the online documentation collaboratively.
Through source control?

Copy Code Button
It would save a lot of time, if Django students, could click a Copy Code Button,
instead of having to highlight and copy.

Tiny Improvement
On the page listed above, change:

python -c "from distutils.sysconfig import get_python_lib; print get_python_lib()"


cd `python -c "from distutils.sysconfig import get_python_lib; print get_python_lib()"`

All this saves time.

The current steps:

  1. Highlight code.
  2. Copy text.
  3. Fire up terminal.
  4. Paste text.
  5. Execute code.
  6. Type cd <directory>

Steps after optimisation:

  1. Click copy button.
  2. Fire up terminal.
  3. Paste text.
  4. Execute code.

If it were possible to trust web page code, the quality plateau, would be:

  1. Click execute button (to execute steps 1-4).

If the inefficiency is 20 seconds, and 100,000 people go through these hoops,
The total time wasted is ~23 days.

Best Wishes,

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Tim Graham

Resolution: needsinfo
Status: newclosed

Hi Qwark,

Thanks for your feedback!

  1. Absolutely -- we accept pull requests from GitHub for documentation fixes, see
  1. I'm not sure how we could add a copy code button to our documentation -- perhaps if you would like to do some research or bring up the idea on the mailing list, we could explore it further.
  1. I'm not sure why adding cd to the command is needed. The intention is simply to print the location of site-packages, not change directory to that location.
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