[llvm-dev] Introduction and Question about Docs

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Mon Aug 19 12:37:41 PDT 2019

Hi everyone. My name is DeForest Richards. I’m the technical writer who was
selected to work on the LLVM project as part of the Google Season of Docs
program. I’ll be helping to restructure the documentation page(s) to make
it easier for new and existing users to navigate the LLVM docs.

I’m currently reviewing the existing docs, so you’ll probably see me
posting questions over the next several weeks. That said, I do have a
couple of quick questions that I wanted to ask right now…

   1. I noticed that the LLVM Docs currently use Sphinx 1.7.6, which is an
   older version. (I believe 2.x is the latest version.) Is this intentional?
   Updating to the latest version of Sphinx is probably low on my list of
   priorities, but I was just curious if there was a specific reason for
   keeping the docs at the older version.

   1. Back in 2012, there was a commit that removed the sidebar from the
   Docs page. Does anyone know/remember why this was done? I checked the
   commit message but it’s fairly short and doesn’t provide much context.
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