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From: Carl Daniel (cpdaniel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-29 22:09:58

"Peter Simons" <simons_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> Douglas Gregor writes:
> > In your opinion, do you think it's enough to handle what we need in
> > Boost?
> In the current state, DocBook does definitely not suffice to express
> complex C++ code. If you want to express every little detail, that is.
> I don't think that this is necessary, though, not even useful, because
> the results are almost completely unreadable if you're editing the
> SGML document directly. One could try to solve this by generating the
> DocBook "code" from the actual C++ code, but this would be a major
> undertaking.

I think this is quite doable. Joel's simple "cpptohtml" example (included
in the Spirit distribution) is halfway there already. For a documentation
project of my own, I took that sample and modified it to produce XML (not
DocBook, but similar) in only a few minutes of hacking. If JCAB's C++
parser (also implemented with Spirit) gets finished up, it might even be
feasible to have the C++ -> DocBook tool able to extract specified portions
of a file (e.g. "delcaration of function x") & convert it to SGML (DocBook
or whatever).


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