[fpc-devel] FPC's documentation

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sun Oct 12 01:30:30 CEST 2008

On Sun, 12 Oct 2008, ik wrote:

> Hello,
> It seems that many unit of RTL, packages etc.. does not contain proper
> documentation or documentation at all.
> Is there an attempt to create such documentation, or any plans to
> create a work type that on every feature/new support it will be marked
> as "done" only when there is also a documentation about it ?
> The reason I'm asking is, because I'm finding myself helping a lot of
> people over here (I'm working really hard to make people to try FPC),
> and the common problem for all is this issue.

Well, my guess is that at the current speed, all will be documented
somewhere around 15 may 3012, give or take a week.

If we had a team of 15 full time writers, maybe 20 october 2012 would be

Of course, this is all assuming everybody stops producing code right now.

And knowing the enthusiasm of some of my fellow developers (or indeed myself), 
that will be hard to achieve.

The FPC distribution contains about 9,900 files, with 3,141,555 lines of 
code. Not something to document when bored on a rainy sunday afternoon.


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