Subject: Re: [boost] [random] new documentation
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-02-22 10:53:14
Joachim Faulhaber wrote:
> 2010/2/22 Steven Watanabe <watanabesj_at_[hidden]>
> > John Maddock wrote:
> >> This is hopefully the final version of the work I did back
> >> in November
> >>> to convert the Random docs to Quickbook/Doxygen/Boostbook.
> >> Steven, I've only scanned those docs a little but this
> >> looks really good:
> >> much better than the old documentation!
> >> One thing I did notice were some very long lines in the
> >> reference section, for example:
> >> http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~swatanabe/random_doc/libs/random/doc/html/boost/taus88.html
> >> These are verging on the unreadable in HTML, but will just
> >> get truncated in PDF output :-(
> >> I suspect though that this is Doxygen mangling the formatting?
> > Yep. You mentioned this before, but I couldn't find a way
> > to force it to be formatted properly. The best I can think of
> > would be to get rid of the long type name and change it to
> > something like
> > typedef xor_combine<...> taus88;
> > for doxygen builds.
I suppose that intermediate typedefs are not desirable? They could be put in the detail namespace:
typedef random::linear_feedback_shift< uint32_t, 32, 31, 13, 12, 0 > type1;
typedef random::linear_feedback_shift< uint32_t, 32, 29, 2, 4, 0 > type2;
typedef random::xor_combine< detail::type1, 0, detail::type2, 0, 0 > type3;
typedef random::linear_feedback_shift< uint32_t, 32, 28, 3, 17, 0 > type4;
typedef random::xor_combine< detail::type3, 0, detail::type4, 0, 0 > taus88;
I think that's easier to read just because the separate parts can be parsed and digested more easily.
> > I have the same problem in my reference section. E.g.
> > http://www.herold-faulhaber.de/boost_itl/doc/libs/itl/doc/html/boost/itl/interval_map.html
> If someone knew a trick for a better formatting result, I'd be very
typedef interval_base_map< type, DomainT, CodomainT, Traits, Compare, Combine, Section, Interval, Alloc > base_type;
That doesn't help with the base class type, however, and there are still plenty of long sequences of tokens in that class definition.
Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
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