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

Andrew Haines AndrewD207 at aol.com
Tue Dec 4 11:21:30 CET 2007

Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Sun, 2 Dec 2007, Bisma Jayadi wrote:
>> Can we have fpc's doc in chm format? It's easier to navigate and search
>> compare to other formats. :)
> The reference material: If you complete the chm backend of fpdoc, yes.
> The manuals: definitely out.

I have almost completed the patch to add chm as an output option for fpdoc.

And before anyone gets their hopes up, to make chm's searchable you have
to at creation time generate a special file that is contained in the
chm. To me it's relatively difficult and I never implemented it.

Short version: chm's made with the current chm writing code cannot be
searched with the helpviewer.

That having been said, If a viewer is written for chm files (there is
reader code with fpc too) perhaps a database file created with some
search engine (like ioda) can be included and integrated so searching is

Michael, are the manuals written in rtf? why couldn't they be in a chm file?


Andrew Haines

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