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From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-06-20 18:15:28

Douglas Gregor wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 13:13 -0300, Matias Capeletto wrote:
>> * Support for code import. I will be very unhappy with out this
>> feature. In the review of Boost.Bimap we find a lot of typos in docs
>> examples. Every bit of code that appears in y docs now are in
>> libs/bimap/example, and are tested with before I do any
>> commit. You can not understand the value of this feature til you use
>> it.
> BoostBook actually has some support for literate programming, which is

It has? Darn! I didn't know that. Where can I know more about it?
What we have now is reverse-lit. Dave has been advocating for a
full-Lit which I havent' done yet (me slap in head!).

> the opposite of the approach you're describing. Basically, you can name
> the code samples you write in BoostBook, then later on have it produce
> real example files by weaving together snippets of code with other
> support code. The Function library used this at one point to create its
> test suite (see libs/function/doc/tests.xml and
> libs/function/doc/tutorial.xml). But, without good integration into the
> build system, this feature never really got used.
> Granted, I'm not recommending that you use this part of BoostBook...

Why? I can imagine exposing this part of the interface to quickbook


Joel de Guzman

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