Re: [Boost-docs] Boost-wide concept docs

Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] Boost-wide concept docs
From: Paul A. Bristow (pbristow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-04 10:04:54

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-docs-bounces_at_[hidden] [mailto:boost-docs-
> bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Daniel James
> Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 7:45 PM
> To: Discussion of Boost Documentation
> Subject: Re: [Boost-docs] Boost-wide concept docs
> On 3 February 2011 19:26, Edward Diener <eldiener_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >
> > I have asked this before but no one answered, so I will try again. Is
> > there any documentation on the use of 'pdf' when generating
> > documentation. I looked in Boost Build but I could not find anything (
> > but then again I can almost never find anything in the Boost Build
> > documentation when I am looking for something, not that this ever seems
> bother anybody else ).
> I think John worked how to build the pdfs, and the rest of us copied him.
If I
> want to know anything about a boost build tool, I normally just look at
> implementation, tools/build/v2/tools/quickbook.jam
> and tools/build/v2/tools/boostbook.jam. The quickbook toolset includes
> comments, I'm not sure how useful they will be (until recently they were a
> out of date, because I'd forgotten they were there).

How about an *index*?


PS I've been getting the hang of using John Maddock's autoindex tool
recently and might be willing to tackle adding an index if people thought it
would be helpful. Personally, I think this is the key thing that is missing
from much of the docs. But it does take quite a bit of knowledge of the
subject matter, and quite a bit of effort, to choose the right indexing
terms. No automation can help here (autoIndex only does the 'grunt' work of
figuring where is search terms are to be found).

I'd suggest creating a copy somewhere like sandbox/guild to play with?

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