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From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-08 17:54:58

Matthias Schabel wrote:
>>> I'd be interested in hearing your views. As an aside could the class
>>> documentation not be generated directly from the source using
>>> something
>>> like Doxygen?
>> I personally don't like docs produced using Doxygen (or similar).
>> They still
>> require considerable effort and in most cases look like reference
>> rather
>> than users guide/tutorial.
> Being in the thick of documentation right now, I think it would be a
> great SOC
> project to try to extend/adapt Doxygen to ameliorate these issues
> while preserving
> it's nice aspects. It would also be great to extend it so that code
> snippets can be
> directly inserted by name into the documentation (sort of like
> Knuth's WEB system
> in reverse) so that the code and dox stay in sync (this is one of the
> todos on the
> Doxygen web site already). That said, I like a lot of the aspects of
> Doxygen - better
> control over sectioning and pages and extended syntax for mainpage.h
> would
> be a great extension.

FYI, QuickBook already has the reverse-lit feature. It lets you
"import" code snippets from actual code. Rene and I are using it
right now to great effect.


Joel de Guzman

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