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Subject: Re: [boost] [iterator] Regenerating the iterator docs
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-08-25 07:01:58

On 8/25/2015 4:42 AM, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Boost [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Edward Diener
>> Sent: 24 August 2015 19:53
>> To: boost_at_[hidden]
>> Subject: Re: [boost] [iterator] Regenerating the iterator docs
>>> On 08/24/2015 12:06 PM, Edward Diener wrote:
>>>> I have updated a very small portion of the iterator docs and now I
>>>> need to regenerate the documentation. Evidently despite iterator
>>>> having quickbook documentation the actual documentation presented to
>>>> end-users is created from RST files, python scripts, and make files.
>>>> But I do not see the process of regenerating the docs explained
>>>> anywhere so I am wondering if anyone knows how to do it.
> <snip>
> As the Irishman said when asked the way "I wouldn't start from here!"


> The long-term answer is to convert the information in RST format to Doxygen-syntax comments in the
> actual code.
> Then everything will be generated automatically using the Quickbook toolchain, including an index.

We do have quickbook files for the documentation, which appears a
duplicate of the RST docs in content. The jamfile for building the
quickbook docs is a little sparse ( no pdf and no index ) but I can
update that. The difference is that the build from RST files, which is
what the end-user currently sees in the Boost distros, has a slightly
more elaborate look-and-feel than what the quickbook docs generate. I am
not up to duplicating that more elaborate look-and-feel but maybe others
would like to do it if they feel it is needed.

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