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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-27 10:30:34

Hi Joao,

> Since I didn't get any answers on my previous post, I hereby reiterate
> my questions.

Sorry that it took so long!

> I wrote a quickbook toolset to generate boostbook documentation from
> quickbook sources. The toolset is attached to the original post. I would
> like to propose the addition of the toolset to BB v2, under the tools
> directory. Is this ok?
> And a question about the boostbook toolset...
> > boostbook.jam defines the BOOSTBOOK type. However, it's generators
> > are defined as XML -> <something>. Given this I found 2 ways to make
> > quickbook work:
> > a) define generator QUICKBOOK -> XML, which leaves me with the
> > feeling that the generator is not sufficiently "typed"...
> >
> > b) define generators BOOSTBOOK -> DOCBOOK (and BOOSTBOOK -> TESTS)
> > and QUICKBOOK -> BOOSTBOOK. This seems better, but I shouldn't
> > be messing with boostbook within the quickbook toolset.

That's right. I suggest that you take the same approach that doxygen.jam uses:
you declare QUICKBOOK -> BOOSTBOOK generator, but do not define any other
generator. Instead, you add "import bookbook ; " so that the declaration of
BOOSTBOOK type is seen.

> >
> > Are there other alternatives I am missing? How bad could it be to define
> > the generator as QUICKBOOK -> XML?

I don't think that's all that bad. I suggested another variant only because
it's consistent with doxygen.jam.



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