[LLVMdev] [RFC] Moving to Sphinx for LLVM and friends documentation (with partial implementation (in both 10pt and 12pt font)).
David A. Greene
greened at obbligato.org
Tue Aug 10 12:09:09 PDT 2010
OvermindDL1 <overminddl1 at gmail.com> writes:
> BoostBook is a simplification of DocBook, with many things specific
> for C/C++ source. it can pull in parts of a source file so the doc
> examples always show examples of code that is actually tested, it has
> proper links to source code files, can integrate with doxygen with a
> bit of work, can export to html, pdf, and a few other things... I
> like Sphinx, a lot actually, but BoostBook is more designed for this
> kind of project.
BoostBook/QuickBook is really cool but I found it nearly impossible to
use outside of the Boost tree. In other words, a few years ago, at
least, it was intimately tied to the Boost project. That may have
changed recently, I don't know.
I also really hate the way QuickBook chops up and represents pages. The
Table-of-Contents + prev/next links format is really terrible. It's
very difficult to navigate non-linearly.
The QuickBook language is really nice for specifying documentation so if
we can fix the output format and make it work outside of Boost I'd be
all for using it.
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