[fpc-devel] fpc docs have hidden documentation

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 27 13:35:29 CEST 2010

Am 27.08.2010 13:11, schrieb Michael Van Canneyt:
> On Fri, 27 Aug 2010, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
>> Hi
>> In the case of Classes unit documentation - more specifically the TThread
>> documentation. The default behaviour when making RTL documentation, is
>> for
>> it to hide/exclude the "protected" section from the docs.
>> This includes the TThread.Execute and TThread.Synchronize methods, which
>> actually has documentation elements in the classes.xml file.
>> Now the problem is, some other areas of TThread docs reference the
>> documentation of TThread.Execute and TThread.Synchronize. Because they
>> are
>> protected, they are excluded from the docs - causing unresolved links.
>> Should we just ignore this problem?
> We should not, but it's hard to give a satisfactory solution.
> It is, in fact, a known problem since quite some time.
> The only thing I can come up with is a 'ignorevisibility' attribute
> in the description file's <element> tag for methods that you do want
> shown. But it then requires 2 passes in the documentation generator for
> protected/private sections.

Out of curiosity: Why is the "protected" section excluded in the RTL 


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