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From "bootjvm@earthlink.net" <boot...@earthlink.net>
Subject RE: [doc] A better javadoc?
Date Wed, 30 Jan 2008 05:27:25 GMT


Personally, I have liked using Doxygen because
I am able to use the same style of documentation
comments in both Java and C code, not to mention
using the external hook to for a custom filter to
document scripts, Makefiles, and the like.

What specifically are you looking to do?
It has been quite a while since I reviewed
our Doxygen-based source code, so I am
not up on the latest, but the Doxygen control
file can do some amazing stuff.  Is there something
specifically that is an issue?

Dan Lydick

> [Original Message]
> From: Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com>
> To: <dev@harmony.apache.org>
> Date: 1/29/2008 5:42:56 AM
> Subject: [doc] A better javadoc?
> I have been running doc tools over our code to generate developer API 
> documentation.  I tried both Javadoc and Doxygen.
> I'll admit that I'm not too keen on the Doxygen output style for Java. 
> Maybe I'm just not used to it, but I find it hard to navigate and 
> visualize the code structure using their pages.
> While the JavaDoc output is more familiar to most people, it too is not 
> great.
> I wonder, in this world of rich client side functionality, is there a 
> documentation tool that renders javadoc comments in a smarter and more 
> usable style?
> Regards,
> Tim

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