[wp-hackers] [PATCH] Documentation

Robert Deaton false.hopes at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 21:41:51 GMT 2006

On 2/17/06, Rich Bowen <rbowen at rcbowen.com> wrote:
> 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.

Like I said in the other thread, I will personally be documenting them
anyways and submitting the patches, no matter how trivial the
functions may be. Perhaps such will be a wakeup call in the sense that
this function pollution crap could use some fixing as well.

--Robert Deaton

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