[fpc-pascal] can we have fpc's doc in chm format?
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Mon Dec 3 13:25:26 CET 2007
On Mon, 3 Dec 2007, Adrian Maier wrote:
> 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
I use acroread.
> > > 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 .
I'm not planning to change the structure of the pages. At most an index
page per unit will be added.
But I expect the search engine to solve this kind of issue.
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