[fpc-devel] RTL docs missing links

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Dec 2 11:43:43 CET 2011

On Fri, 2 Dec 2011, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> On 2 December 2011 03:17, Hans-Peter Diettrich wrote:
>> exist. It doesn't look good when the docs do not include the most basic
>> types, like Boolean, Byte, Char, Pointer etc. :-(
> Those are all basic built-in types. Built into the compiler, not
> defined in the RTL (as far as I know), but rather the System unit,
> thus the problem. But it is false to say they are not documented, in
> fact they are well documented in the FPC Language Reference document.
> But this is not directly reference-able (if there is such a word) from
> the RTL fpdoc output.
> This is where DocView comes in very handy again. DocView simply
> concatenates, at runtime, the Language Reference, RTL and FCL inf
> files. So then I see them all in the DocView table of content or
> Index, and they are all searchable. This is very handy for a developer
> (especially while offline), and why I always hammer the fact that you
> need a descent documentation viewer and help file format. Excellent
> documentation means nothing if you can search and find something.

You will be pleased to hear then, that we've developed - in FPC - a 
search engine for the HTML docs :-)


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