[fpc-pascal] can we have fpc's doc in chm format?

Adrian Maier adrian.maier at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 12:35:31 CET 2007

On Dec 3, 2007 1:04 PM, Michael Van Canneyt <michael at freepascal.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Dec 2007, Adrian Maier wrote:
> > Also , it would be nice to be able to copy-paste procedure names and
> > source code examples
> > from the docs .
> This can be done with PDF as well.

What pdf viewer are you using?  I can't do it on Linux  with xpdf or

> > The truly painful experience with the fpc docs is finding a
> > class/procedure that is
> > performing a certain function and that you haven't used before and
> > that you are not
> > even sure it exists .  The functionality is fragmented into units and
> > the navigation
> > links requires an advanced understanding about one can expect to find in each
> > unit : before reaching the reference page of a procedure you need to
> > know its exact
> > name or at least the unit is belongs to .
> In the next release, I hope to have a search engine included in the docs.
> I found one, written in FPC, so that is perfect ! (ioda or something)

Great news !

Any chances to have better navigation in the online HTML docs ?   I
mean :  a better presentation of what the units contain , without
being forced to click N times until getting to the list of
"Procedures" or "Classes" .   As i was explaining :  finding items is
painful unless you already know the unit .

It could help  if it were possible to search for keywords  only in the
procedure/function/class descriptions  ( mailing list results are
usually overwhelming and make me prefer trying to google  and ask on
the mailing list ) .

Adrian Maier

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