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Subject: Re: [boost] Improving Documentation
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-10 18:13:11

On 10 Oct 2013 at 14:58, Robert Ramey wrote:

> > Documentation like this is generated by preprocessing Doxygen XML
> > output to integrate it into Boostbook and have a good look for C++
> > references.
> > It has most of what you can expect from Doxygen + the Boostbook stuff
> > which gives better cross-referencing than simple Doxygen.
> Hmm - I looked at DOxygen and found it lacking for what I wanted. I'm
> also disappointed in the Doxygen generated documentation in boost which
> to me mostly parrots the source code. On the other hand, I think the
> approach (literate programming) has promise but it seemed to me that
> one would have to add a lot to Doxygen to generate what I would like
> to see. Maybe the "missing magic" is already in on our web site somewhere.
> Basically I don't see where we can coordinate Boostbook with Doxygen.
> Perhaps you could include the link which explains this.

Boost.Geometry contains a utility called doxygen_xml2qbk which
converts Doxygen XML into Quickbook.

AFIO uses a patched modified copy of that utiliy for its docs. Here
is a sample of its output:

I think that's okay?


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