Klaus D. Witzel
klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Wed Jan 2 17:54:05 UTC 2008
On Wed, 02 Jan 2008 18:14:49 +0100, Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
>>>>>> "Keith" == Keith Hodges <keith_hodges at yahoo.co.uk> writes:
> Keith> It seems you cant please all the people all of the time. I
> started this
> Keith> mode of thought when someone was insisting upon the value of
> Keith> documentation that is not only available when online.
> There is clearly a happy medium between "the entire documentation
> is on the web, making it useless when you are offline" and "we need
> to invent a whole new compiler mode and source code chain just to
> document something".
> Please stop swinging between the extremes.
:) agreed, in a sense. But the way that I am working is mobile as well as
stationary, and since good old GERMANtrack has no mobile web access I
browse things I need in advance and then switch the platform's browser to
offline mode when travelling. There are also utilities (none of which I
knew about that I can recommend) which populate platform browser's history
and cache according to configurable lists.
So, what I'd like to see coming out of Keith's initiative is a
standardized/able URL for accessing documentation by class name (and/or
category name, method name), launchable by a tool (from the context of
every Squeak browser view) on demand. That's the easy part [enhancing
browser instead of compiler] :)
[0.0123*OT and the harder part] some time ago I tried to convince people
to make available auto-generated, web searchable sourcecode pages from all
public Squeak repositories and all I got so far (in addition to what was
available by that time) are the project pages from SqueakSource (for which
I thank the SqueakSource team very much, it's better than living in the
dark century of software development).
But still no complete set of searchable web pages, with Squeak
class+method sourcecode, from all that's published in the repositories,
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