Comment made by: alexmiller
I would prefer if we could minimize the size of the changes by removing diffs that just add periods, change line breaks, add whitespace, or make other non-essential changes. That will help focus on the things that matter like changes in the ns docstring, zipper, etc. Additionally this ticket talks about doc strings but also makes changes in exception messages - I'd prefer code changes to be in a separate ticket. Also, please don't remove the comment sections in the files.
If you would like to convert the test comment section into actual tests, that would be a great separate ticket (I feel like I might have even written a patch to do that at one point but I don't see a ticket for it!).
Keeping this patch entirely focused on essential docstring changes is the best way to ensure its timely inclusion.