Please help me with document extraction.
shacklein at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 16:22:15 CST 2011
On 2 March 2011 00:32, Max TenEyck Woodbury <max at mtew.isa-geek.net> wrote:
> First, it is _not_ a new approach. It has literally decades of
> application. I first encountered it in the '80s and it was well
> entrenched even then. Such people as D. Knuth have much to say on the
I don't think anyone is arguing that it is a new concept, or even that
it is a bad idea.
> It is not even new to Wine. There is a lot of embedded
> documentation already. It just is not being maintained.
I think what's important to note is that there's a big difference
between documenting Wine and documenting the API that Wine implements.
If it makes sense for a 1 or 2 line documenting comment to go in to
the code that explains the purpose of a function or a variable, then
I'm sure AJ would not have an issue with that; but if you're looking
at sticking the MSDN articles for win32/win64 into the Wine source,
* bloating the code;
* difficult to maintain (i.e., when MS decides to arbitrarily change
the way the API works);
* not necessary; and
* generally a bad idea
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