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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/7] lguest: documentation pt I: Preparation
On Mon, 2007-07-23 at 20:06 -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Jul 2007 19:21:13 -0700 Randy Dunlap wrote:
> > It's great that Rusty took the time to produce all of this documentation.
> > Few people do that today.

Thanks Randy, it was something of an experiment. We'll see if it has
the desired effect (ie. encouraging new hackers).

> Neat as that is, I'm concerned that it will be difficult to maintain
> (the order numbers at least -- or are they just difficult to set up
> the first time?).

Setup was a pain, but maintenance hasn't been too bad. Most changes
don't deeply alter the code structure. After major surgery I diff the
documentation output to check I haven't broke anything major (eg.
removed a title or a section terminator).

> Advantage: it does keep the source code + doc text together.
> Martin (former kernel-doc maintainer) was going to come up with
> some way to do this, but he abandoned it.

Yeah, code documentation like this belongs in comments IMHO, and even
there it can rot.


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