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Subject:RE: API Documentation From:"Richard Smith" <Richard -dot- Smith -at- windriver -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 20 Feb 2001 09:50:36 -0800
Bill McClain wrote:
<First, a general question for everybody, then stratagems for you:
Does anyone have a feel for how useful these
automatic generators have proven for developers?>
I think the tools are more useful for TWs than developers. The real value of
these tools is (IMO) the ability to parse the code and create a structured
API reference in a specified output format. That can be HTML, MIF, or
perhaps other formats.
I would reccommend that a TW work with the developer to write code comments,
since docs can be generated automatically from code. It somewhat defeats the
purpose if you have to edit generated documentation afterward.
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