[wp-hackers] [PATCH] Documentation

Rich Bowen rbowen at rcbowen.com
Fri Feb 17 18:46:19 GMT 2006

Carthik Sharma wrote:
> On 2/17/06, Craig <nuclearmoose at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 2/17/06, Rich Bowen <rbowen at rcbowen.com> wrote:
>>> I'm going for API documentation, not "use this to learn how to write
>>> PHP" documentation. It is assumed that folks will be willing to learn
>>> what the notation means. And once you've learned it, the docs become
>>> clear.
> Rich, I suppose we both agree we are working towards something that is
> immediately useful to programmers. The benefit of using a system, such
> as phpdocumentor, for one, is that people can read the same comments,
> and browse the source at an automatically generated webpage. So it
> might be better to adapt to an existing system rather than create a
> new lingo (like it is better to use WP that to hand code a blog :) )

I think I've been won around to this syntax. I'm concerned, however,
with the notion that we'll only document long functions. This causes
them to be left out of the generated webpage entirely.

Rich Bowen
rbowen at rcbowen.com

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