help: tips from c++ api writers

Subject: help: tips from c++ api writers
From: "Carol Chung" <cychung55 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 18:08:29 -0700


I don't really know c++ but was asked to document an api on short notice. I'm expecting some info from the developer but don't know how much detail he'll provide. If I have to, I heard that you can extract info from header files. Do you know what the file extension for those are? Do you have any sample header file to show me what I should look for? A fake example would be fine.

I have understanding from Java code how to tell what classes, methods, parameters, return types look like but am not sure how different this may be for c++. Are header files in text format or do I need Visual Studio to view these?

-thanks, Carol
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