[fpc-pascal] fpdoc project file: multiple output formats

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Apr 30 16:06:17 CEST 2013

On Tue, 30 Apr 2013, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> On 2013-04-30 08:07, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> Well, I would be to blame for this.
> :-)
>> But when I do domething like that, then only the backend options would be allowed
>> to differ. I see no need to put all options in backend-specific option sets:
>> the input files etc. should not differ per back-end.
> Correct, and that is what I had in mind too. The <unit> and
> <description> parts are common to all output formats.
> As the XML snippet from my previous email shows…
> 1) The <options> node will probably need to change by adding a format
>    attribute. That way we can have “options” per output format.
> 2) The <package> node will need to change, or at least some attributes
>    will have to move to a different location in the XML. Currently
>    there is only one “output” attribute value. The problem with that
>    is that value changes for different output formats.
>    For example: IPF and CHM specifies a file with different extension,
>    HTML specifies a directory path etc.

I will check how to best adapt the format.

Problem is then that the format must be set first. 
The nodes are scanned sequentially...

>> A simpler solution could also be the support for an include of a separate file.
>> Then you could put common things (list of files) in one file, and create
>> top-level files per format you want to produce.
> I would prefer a single xml project file if you don't mind. It will be
> much easier to manage and edit.

No reason not to have both...


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