|Documentation [message #685727]
||Sat, 18 June 2011 11:42
| Timothy Wall
Registered: July 2009
I'm working on building an eclipse IDE around an existing language interpreter. While I would love to have a basic framework of documentation, I'm not expecting more than a functioning example in the DLTK ruby implementation (with occasional glances at the TCL or JS implementations, depending on what seems more current).|
What would be generally useful is if any time you extract a class or method, or start to set up DLTK scaffolding, is to add some javadoc to provide some insight into what you're doing. One or two sentences, like:
/** This is an experimental refactoring to help parsing for any DLTK target. */
/** This is a ruby-specific module that *might* help other targets. */
/** Not sure what this function does in core, but we need a hook here in order to blah, blah blah */
/** This function is internal to core JDT and does blah, blah, blah, but we need to expose it. */
// need to do more later
/** This function parses the foo. */
Consider that you can greatly leverage your knowledge with just a tiny bit of extra effort in the code. You'll be amplifying that knowledge, even if incomplete, to anyone else working on DLTK projects. Every time I introduce a new method or class I associate JavaDoc with it, it's really not that hard. Presumably you have a good idea what the code does before you commit it to version control.
Given that the forum and mailing list have such low activity, I'm hoping to find some assistance *somewhere*.
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