Subject: Re: [boost] [Experimental Boost.DI] [v1.0.0 released] [Looking for a Review Manager] Your C+14 Dependency Injection library with no overhead and compile time creation guarantee!
From: Krzysztof Jusiak (krzysztof_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-02-26 10:20:32
On Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 2:48 PM, Paul A. Bristow <pbristow_at_[hidden]>
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> Krzysztof Jusiak
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> > Subject: Re: [boost] [Experimental Boost.DI] [v1.0.0 released] [Looking
> for a Review Manager] Your C+14 Dependency
> > Injection library with no overhead and compile time creation guarantee!
> > 4 Not maintainable. This is a BIG issue. We are already seeing a lot
> > > Boost libraries where the documentation cannot be
> > > maintained by anyone other than the original author (they all disappear
> > > eventually). Some have been completely refactored (a lot of
> > > rather tedious work) but in several cases we have effectively given up
> > > making any changes to the documentation. This is really,
> > > really BAD.
> > >
> > I would disagree with this one. IMHO markdown is well known and way
> > then quickbook. Generating doc is trivial, might be even
> > done online. Generates doc in 0.1 s. QuickBook is so really, really heavy
> > in comparison. It's way easier to change markdonw.
> > > Using the Quickbook mark-up language (for example because it is used
> > > many libraries) anyone can make small changes with any
> > > plain text editor, and there are many people who can make much bigger
> > > revisions.
> > The same apply to Markdown. Markdown is well known, really easy and very
> > popular too.
> OK - Markdown is less powerful than Quickbook, but Quickbook isn't rocket
> science - if you had trouble getting started, you should
> have asked for help on the Boost lists. Once working, Quickbook really
> isn't difficult. It really comes into its own when dealing
> with 'bigger' libraries.
I didn't have problems to start with quickbook. Well, maybe it was painful
to set it up, but oh well.
I haven't found it really powerful tho. A lot of things I wanted were
really hard to achieve.
Anyway, I have done quickbook version of the spec in the beginning ->
I started like that, but I ended up having plenty of hard to maintain
quickbook generated code. Moreover, it was really slow to develop as well.
I decided to try doxygen afterwards (like hana does). It was
a bit clumsy too. Markdown, on the other hand, suits my needs perfectly.
> > > Using Doxygen-syntax comments in the source code, anyone can easily
> > > these comments with their preferred IDE or editor. All
> > > changes will appear in documentation automatically.
> > Don't see any reason why markdown might not be generated from Doxygen
> > comments.
> Indeed, I think this will happen, which is why having Doxygen-syntax
> comments in the source and header code is the really important
> > Quickbook doesn't have support for Doxygen either
> > way and any try caused a LOT of pain.
> They work very well together, as you will see from many libraries using
Many libraries? I see geometry, numeric and gil, its not a lot out of ~120
I also have seen Niall Douglas effort trying to generate doxygen for AFIO
which was quite painful.
> > > Anyone can change the indexing by changing the source code (or the
> > > index.idx plain text-file that controls Boost auto-indexing).
> > >
> > > Setting up the building tools is some hassle (like all other tools,
> > > but these tools don't need to be used by the person who makes the
> > > documentation changes - the build process will take care of that.
> > I would say with markdown whatever is possible with Quickbook is also
> > possible just in an easier way.
> I doubt it.
> You've just reinvented a fancy wheel!
Well, its way easier to get support when using markdown as its used
Configuration is simpler too. You can even push your changed to
and you done. With quickbook you have to check out boost compile it, set up
all docutils/xlst, etc.. and as boost quickbook is used just by boost
support is limited
to boost mailing list, but it's just my opinion.
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