[fpc-devel] FPDoc improvements

Hans-Peter Diettrich DrDiettrich1 at aol.com
Sat Jan 28 13:26:09 CET 2012

Michael Van Canneyt schrieb:
> On Sat, 28 Jan 2012, Hans-Peter Diettrich wrote:
>> michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be schrieb:
>>> On Fri, 27 Jan 2012, Hans-Peter Diettrich wrote:
>>>>> should first document dependent units. It currently does not know 
>>>>> how to do this by itself.
>>>> Again, what are you talking about? FPDoc doesn't require a special 
>>>> order of input files, neither source nor documentation files :-)
>>> It does, see the explanation of Marco.
>> I still don't understand this requirement, and how documentation 
>> writers should establish the correct order :-(
> Simple.
> The same order as the compiler uses: it is 100% determined by the uses 
> clause.

How is that related to documentation and the order of input files?

When every module can have a different order of the used units, how 
should this be reflected in an fpdoc commandline or project?

> Why is this so surprising ? How do you think the lazarus codetools 
> manage this ? Exactly the same way. It's not black magic, but very 
> deterministic.

Please don't blame the users, and don't remove useful functionality like 
--input-dir, when the bug resides in the documentation generator, and 
cannot be cured by ordering the input files :-(


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