What is ReStructured Text?

ReStructuredText is an easy-to-read, what-you-see-is-what-you-get plaintext markup syntax and parser system. It is useful for in-line program documentation (such as Python docstrings), for quickly creating simple web pages, and for stand-alone documents. ReStructuredText is designed for extensibility for specific application domains. ReStructuredText is a revision and re-interpretation of the StructuredText and Setext lightweight markup systems.

People new to Wikis often find the ReStructuredText markup more natural and easier to learn than the default markup of MoinMoin.