Doxygen - is there a status?

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Tue Sep 2 12:51:01 EDT 2014


Carsten Rinke <carsten.rinke at> writes:

> Hi,
> Lately I was working on a bug (which I did not manage yet to fix).
> During the investigations I noticed that I am still running around
> like a blind chicken when starting out with a new bug.
> And the reason is simple: Even though I have worked and programmed
> quite a bit for GnuCash already, I still don't understand the
> architecture of it.
> So I decided to try a top down approach instead of the buttom up in
> order to learn a bit more about the 'big picture'.
> And that is how I (once again) came across Doxygen.
> While my first Doxygen attempts as a reader where ending up in
> confusion and even more questions, I think I have now understood the
> idea. Still my impression is that some high level and introducing
> paragraphs might be helpful.
> Currently it tells you more on how to make use of it as an author than
> to actually use it as a reader.
> I could start looking into ways how to improve it - but that implies
> that stuff that I have in mind is really an improvement.
> Therefore my first careful question:
> What is the current status? Is there active work ongoing? Is it in
> general agreed that additinional (even basic) work is needed in this
> area? Or is everything (i.e. also conceptionally) in place as it
> should?

I think most devs would agree that improving the Doxygen docs would be a
good thing.  I do not beleve that anyone is actively working on it.

> Kind regards,
> Carsten


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