6370002001-02-12David Norlin This document describes the keywords recognized by the AutoDoc parser, and their
94aa302001-02-26Johan Sundström intended use. JHS is working on a more elaborate manual and style guide, which will most likely appear in pike/autodoc/tags.txt when this file is discarded.
6370002001-02-12David Norlin  ================================================================================ META KEYWORDS ================================================================================ Keyword: @appears Description: Tell where the documentation for an item should be shown. Gives the full new name of the item. Must be placed first in the block, or immediately after any @module, @class, or @decl's.
94aa302001-02-26Johan Sundström Arguments: <name> [, type]
6370002001-02-12David Norlin  Where: <name> is an "absolute" name with identifiers separated by dots. It can also be prefixed by 'scope::' where scope is one of the valid scope modules.
94aa302001-02-26Johan Sundström  [type] is either "class" or "module" depending on whether the target item should appear as a class or a module. When not present, the choice will be governed by the item's type, as detected by the extractor. Overriding this is only needed for odd special cases such as a module.pmod containing e g: static class _Foo {...}; _Foo Foo = _Foo();
6370002001-02-12David Norlin Children: - Groups with: - Examples: //! @appears predef::stat //! This function is globally visible. array stat() { // function body } ________________________________________________________________________________ Keyword: @belongs Description: Tell where the documentation for an item should be shown. Gives the name of the new parent module or parent class. Arguments: <name> Where: <name> is an "absolute" name with identifiers separated by dots. It can also be prefixed by 'scope::' where scope is one of the valid scope modules. Children: - Groups with: - Examples: //! @decl int func() //! @belongs AnotherModule ________________________________________________________________________________ Keyword: @class Description: Declare and enter a new scope for a class. Only in C mode. Until an @endclass is found, all declarations will be regarded as children of the class. Arguments: <name> Where: <name> is a valid Pike identifier. Not the "absolute" name with dots. Children: Documentation for the class, or empty. Groups with: - Examples: /*! @class Arne *! A class with a Swedish name. */ ________________________________________________________________________________ Keyword: @decl Description: Declare a Pike entity and state that the current documentation block "is about" that entity. If the documentation block is bound to a Pike entity by adjacency (if it is a Pike file being extracted), then @decl is allowed iff: 1. The Pike entity in the adjacent code is one method. 2. All @decl's in the block are methods with the same name as that method. (look at the last example below) Arguments: <declaration> Where: <declaration> is a valid Pike declaration. A trailing ";" is optional. Children: Documentation for the entity. After all @decl's may follow one of @appears or @belongs. Groups with: @decl Examples: //! @decl void explode(string victim); //! @decl float root(float x) //! @decl mapping(string:string) arguments; //! Doc for these three disparate things. //! @decl float cube(float f) //! @decl int cube(int i) //! This is how to document a "polymorph" function. float|int cube(float|int x) { /* body */ } ________________________________________________________________________________ Keyword: @endclass Description: Leave the class scope entered by @class. Arguments: [name] Where: [name] if present, must be the same as the argument to @class. Children: Groups with: - Examples: /*! @endclass Reinhold */ ________________________________________________________________________________ Keyword: @endmodule Description: Leave the module scope entered by @module Arguments: [name] Where: [name] if present, must be the same as the argument to @module. Children: - Groups with: - Examples: /*! @endmodule Roine */ ________________________________________________________________________________ Keyword: @module Description: Declare and enter a new scope for a module. Only in C mode. Until an @endmodule is found, all declarations will be regarded as children of the module. Arguments: <name> Where: <name> is a valid Pike identifier. Not the "absolute" name with dots. Children: Documentation for the module, or empty. Groups with: - Examples: /*! @module Kenny *! A module with a Norwegian name. */ ________________________________________________________________________________ ================================================================================ DELIMITER KEYWORDS AT THE TOP LEVEL ================================================================================
7d0a262001-09-06Martin Nilsson Keyword: @bugs Description: Document shortcomings of the current block module/class/function Arguments: - Children: Text (with markup). Groups with: - Examples: @bugs Converted images with bigger size than 512x512 pixels will be distorted in the corners. XML: <bugs/> ________________________________________________________________________________
6370002001-02-12David Norlin Keyword: @deprecated Description: Documents the fact that the entity is deprecated by one or several other classes/modules/methods/variables. Arguments: [item_1 [, item_2 [, item_3 ... ]]] Where: [item_n] is an "absolute" name pointing to a Pike entity. It may use the 'scope::' prefix. Children: - Groups with: @deprecated Examples: //! @deprecated IO.initPrinter, IO.sendPrinterCommand //! @deprecated predef::search
652b482001-06-14David Norlin XML: `@deprecated Foo, Bar' => <deprecated> <name>Foo</name> <name>Bar</name> </deprecated>
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________ Keyword: @example Description: Example code for the documented item. Arguments: - Children: Text (with markup). Groups with: - Examples: @example array a = func(); if (sizeof(a) > MAX) // security check exit(1);
652b482001-06-14David Norlin XML: <example/>
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________
ba132f2001-08-20Martin Nilsson Keyword: @fixme Description: Note about something that needs fixing in the manual. Arguments: - Children: Text (with markup). Groups with: - Examples: @fixme The return values of this function is not correctly documented. XML: <fixme/> ________________________________________________________________________________
6370002001-02-12David Norlin Keyword: @note Description: Important information about the documented item. Arguments: - Children: Text (with markup). Groups with: - Examples: @note Do not call this function unless you know what you are doing. No bounds/sanity checking on arguments is performed!
652b482001-06-14David Norlin XML: <note/>
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________ Keyword: @param Description: Documentation for a method parameter. Only allowed when documenting functions. Arguments: <name> Where: <name> is a valid Pike parameter name. Children: The documentation for the parameter. Groups with: @param Examples: @param x @param y The coordinates of the thing. @param name The name of the thing.
652b482001-06-14David Norlin XML: `@param Foo' => <param name="Foo"/>
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________ Keyword: @returns Description: Documentation for the return value of a method. The type of the return value is deduced from the declaration. Arguments: - Children: The doc. Groups with: - Examples: @returns The square root of the sum of the cubes of the inverse numbers.
652b482001-06-14David Norlin XML: <returns/>
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________ Keyword: @seealso Description: Refer to other stuff that is related to the entity in question. Arguments: - Children: Text (with markup). Groups with: - Examples: //! @seealso //! @[calc_checksum_w()] is used for wide strings.
652b482001-06-14David Norlin XML: <seealso/>
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________ ================================================================================ TEXT MARKUP KEYWORDS ================================================================================ Keyword: @array - @endarray Description: Documentation of the layout of an array. Arguments: - Children: @elem Groups with: - Examples: @array @elem mixed 0.. All elements are of type mixed. @endarray
652b482001-06-14David Norlin XML: `@array Foo' => <array name="Foo">
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________
7d0a262001-09-06Martin Nilsson Keyword: @b{ ... @} Description: Bold. Children: Text that will be rendered in bold. Examples: You really look @b{bold@}! - You mean @b{bald@}, don't you? XML: <b>...</b> ________________________________________________________________________________ Keyword: @code{ ... @} Description: Encapsulates a code block. Children: Text that will be rendered as program code. Examples: @code{ int fac(int i) { if(i<2) return i; return i*fac(i-1); } @} XML: <code>...</code> ________________________________________________________________________________
6370002001-02-12David Norlin Keyword: @dl - @enddl Description: Render a definition list. Arguments: - Children: @item Groups with: - Examples: @dl @item Britta My first teacher. She was very nice. @item Boris One of the best tennis players in the universe. @enddl
652b482001-06-14David Norlin XML: <dl>
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________ Keyword: @elem Description: Documentation for an array element or a range of array elements. Only inside @array - @endarray. Arguments: <type> <index range> Where: <type> is the Pike type of the element at the index. <index range> is one of the following: number (at index number only) number.. (from number to end of array) number1..number2 (from number1 to inclusive number2) ..number (from beginning to inclusive number) And number can be an integer literal or an identifier: 4711 -42 MAX Children: Documentation for the array elements at the given index or indices. Groups with: @elem Examples: @elem int 0 The first element is an integer. @elem string 1.. The rest of the elements are strings. @elem array(string) MIN..MAX The elements at these positions are themselves arrays.
652b482001-06-14David Norlin XML: `@elem string 1..2' => <elem> <type><string/></type> <minindex>1</minindex> <maxindex>2</maxindex> </elem>
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________ Keyword: @i{ ... @} Description: Italics. Children: Text that will be rendered in italics. Examples: You really look @i{italic@}! - You mean @i{Italian@}, don't you?
652b482001-06-14David Norlin XML: <i>...</i>
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________
7d0a262001-09-06Martin Nilsson Keyword: @image{ ... @} Description: Insert the specified image. Children: The filename of the image file. Examples: @image{chart2.png@} XML: <image>...</image> ________________________________________________________________________________
cec86d2001-07-30Martin Nilsson Keyword: @int - @endint Description: Documentation of the different values an integer may have. Arguments: - Children: @value Examples: @int @value 0 Ignore all zonks. @value 1 Transform zonks into flutter. @value -1 Remove all zonks. @value 5..10 Do something. @value 17.. Do something else. @endit ________________________________________________________________________________
6370002001-02-12David Norlin Keyword: @item Description: A definition term inside @dl Arguments: <name> Where: <name> is any string that will be the name of the term. Children: Text (with markup) Groups with: @item Examples:
652b482001-06-14David Norlin XML: <item name="..."/>
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________ Keyword: @mapping - @endmapping Description: Documentation of the layout of a mapping. Arguments: - Children: @member Examples: @mapping @member int "ip" The IP# of the host. @member string "address" The name of the host. @endmapping
652b482001-06-14David Norlin XML: <mapping name="..."/>
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________ Keyword: @member Description: Documentation for a member of a mapping. Only inside @mapping - @endmapping. Arguments: <type> <index_value> Where: <type> is the Pike type of the value stored at the index. <index_value> is the index value. Can be a string or integer literal, or an identifier. Children: - Groups with: - Examples: @member string "name" @member int "age" These two entries in the mapping provide personal data.
80ec472001-07-10David Norlin XML: `@member float "foo"' => <member> <type><float/></type> <index>"foo"</index> </member>
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________
ba132f2001-08-20Martin Nilsson Keyword: @ol - @endol Description: Creates an ordered list. Children: @item Groups with: - Examples: @ol @item Open the door @item Walk through @item Close the door @endol XML: <ol>...</ol> ________________________________________________________________________________
7d0a262001-09-06Martin Nilsson Keyword: @pre{ ... @} Description: Preformatted text. Children: Text that will be rendered as is, e.g. whitespaces kept. Examples: @pre{ +----------+------+--------+ | startbit | data | endbit | +----------+------+--------+ @} XML: <pre>...</pre> ________________________________________________________________________________
6370002001-02-12David Norlin Keyword: @ref{ ... @} Description: A reference to a Pike entity. There is also a shortcut for this keyword, since it is expected to be so common: @[ ... ] Children: Text that will be interpreted as a Pike name. Groups with: - Examples: My favourite class is @ref{Vanilla.Ice.Cream@}, it tastes much better than @[Nougat.Glass] or @[`+].
80ec472001-07-10David Norlin XML: <ref>...</ref>
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________ Keyword: @section - @endsection Description: Begin a new section in the text. Arguments: <name> Where: <name> is any text that is the name of the section. Children: Text (with markup) Groups with: - Examples: @section One - Introduction ... @endsection @section Two - Intrinsics & Details about the Interface ... @endsection
80ec472001-07-10David Norlin XML: <section name=" ... ">
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________
cec86d2001-07-30Martin Nilsson Keyword: @string - @endstring Description: Documentation of the layout of a mapping. Arguments: - Children: @value Examples: @string @value "GMT" Greenwich Mean Time @value "CET" Central European Time @endstring XML: <string name=" ... "/> ________________________________________________________________________________
6370002001-02-12David Norlin Keyword: @tt{ ... @} Description: Teletype. Children: Text that will be rendered in teletype. Examples: Type @tt{rm -rf *@} to erase several days of work.
80ec472001-07-10David Norlin XML: <tt> ... </tt>
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________
ba132f2001-08-20Martin Nilsson Keyword: @ul - @endul Description: Creates an unordered list. Children: @item Groups with: - Examples: @ul @item 2 oz light rum @item Juice of ½ lime @item Coca Cola @endul XML: <ul>...</ul> ________________________________________________________________________________
7d0a262001-09-06Martin Nilsson Keyword: @url{ ... @} Children: Text with markup. Note: Might be deprecated, since it isn't used... ________________________________________________________________________________
6370002001-02-12David Norlin Keyword: @xml{ ... @} Description: XML escape. Inside this tag the characters <>& are not quoted and this makes it possible to insert raw XML. Note that the usual rules apply to @ and that @i{...@}-style tags can be used inside. Children: Text with markup. Examples: @xml{<b>Bold</b> and @i{italic@}@}
80ec472001-07-10David Norlin XML: No representation.
6370002001-02-12David Norlin ________________________________________________________________________________