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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:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> 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:

namespace detail
   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.
> >
> If someone knew a trick for a better formatting result, I'd be very
> interested.

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;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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