The Python documentation should follow the Apple Publications Style Guide wherever possible. This particular style guide was selected mostly because it seems reasonable and is easy to get online. (Printed copies are available; see the Apple's Developer Documentation FAQ for more information.)
Topics which are not covered in the Apple's style guide will be discussed in this document if necessary.
Many special names are used in the Python documentation, including the names of operating systems, programming languages, standards bodies, and the like. Many of these were assigned LATEX macros at some point in the distant past, and these macros lived on long past their usefulness. In the current markup, most of these entities are not assigned any special markup, but the preferred spellings are given here to aid authors in maintaining the consistency of presentation in the Python documentation.
Other terms and words deserve special mention as well; these conventions should be used to ensure consistency throughout the documentation:
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