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Subject: Re: [Boost-build] Doxygen rule change ?
From: PJB (darthpjb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-04-26 08:09:24

Wouldn't this be something better implemented by a post-build script,
rather than boost-build?

On 26 April 2016 at 12:54, Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> It turns out that there is no guarantee when using doxygen that the order
> of the files generated in the XML doc is the same as the order of the
> sources which an end-user specifies for doxygen to scan. Although it often
> works out that the two orders are the same, it is possible they are not.
> The VMD documentation shows an instance where they are not the same, nor
> have I found out from doxygen anything about why the orders might be
> different.
> This means that when using the doxygen rule in Boost build and I specify
> the sources in the order I would like to see the files appear in the
> reference section of the documentation, there is no guarantee that they
> will appear in that order in the reference. For doxygen itself, when
> generating HTML output, the generated order does not matter since doxygen
> shows the files generated in a directory tree where the files in any given
> directory in that tree are in alphabetical order.
> Can something be done in Boost Build to change the xml file generated by
> doxygen so that the file entries are either in the order specified as input
> sources or in some sort of alphabetic order ? I find it disappointing that
> the order of files for my VMD documentation's reference section is so
> confusing for the end-user, even when I specified the sources in the order
> in which I wanted the files in the reference section to appear.
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