[fpc-devel] fpdoc and fv

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Aug 25 11:40:21 CEST 2008

On Mon, 25 Aug 2008, Marco van de Voort wrote:

> In our previous episode, Michael Schnell said:
> > > Lazarus context sensitive help shows documentation of the fpdoc files and
> > > comments from pasdoc (similar to javadoc, DelphiCodeToDoc) and it browses
> > > through the class hierarchy to show ancestor help. The help content can be
> > > edited in the IDE context sensitive or via lazde and Kirk is doing a great job
> > > here.
> > In the German Lazarus forum there recently has been a discussion on 
> > improving the (German) help. There had been a suggestion to use a Wiki 
> > to update / enhance the help texts
> Personally I despise wiki'ed manuals. They are horrible quality,
> over-hyperlinked beasts of ugly. I always get the feeling that those
> "everybody hacks away online" manuals are more obsessed with the process
> than with the result.
> To avoid the chaos of too many cooks spoiling the broth, but still have
> finely grained user input in the docs, FPC at one point tried an annotate
> system (people being able to annotate problems in the FPC docs on a per page
> basis in wiki style), however it was plagued with technical problems, and
> never caught on.
> I still like the principle though. It is still visible on the FPC docs page
> (the "with comments" option)

... And is probably quite out of date.


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