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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-11 03:53:49

Rene Rivera wrote:
> Finally got around to finishing some changes I had worked on a while ago!
> As you'll notice from the print.jam commit I got the HTML output working.
> So it's now possible to get a somewhat formatted HTML page of any help
> request. For example to get the "class" docs do:
> bjam --help-output html --help class

this is very cool! I've just produced help fro stlport module, for example. I
wonder if it's possible to intergrate output of help system with the html
docs we have already... there's another approach --- instruct the user to run
help system for additional help, and I'm not sure which one is best.

> Enjoy.

Thanks :-)
I've a couple of comments, though.
1. It's probably better to insert a link to
in doc.jam, so that everybody know where to look for syntax rules. If
something is not supported yet, it's better be documented.
2. We *really* need a test, no matter how simple, for the --help option.
For a motivation: the option was broken recently, and nobody noticed for a
week or even longer.

- Volodya


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