[Maxima] TAGS proposal
raymond.toy at stericsson.com
Mon Nov 23 08:28:25 CST 2009
Leo Butler wrote:
> I'd like to propose a modest addition to the source-code documentation.
> It consists of the following bits:
> 1-a bash script that generates TAGS files for both src and share
> mac and lisp files, extracting variables/functions/macros defined
Just curious. Now you have this huge TAGS file, what information can
you get out of it? Based on your description, you just have a huge list
of symbols without any kind of description. And if you're really
looking through the src lisp files and grabbing all symbols defined
using def*, won't there be a huge number of symbols that are totally
irrelevant to even developers?
I'd rather have each share directory/package include it's own info file
that we can parse and integrate into maxima's info. This is more work
but, I think, far more beneficial for everyone since it can be focussed
on the important aspects of the package without listing all of the
internal stuff that most users and developers won't need. The info file
would be a description of the package, not a list of every symbol used
in the package.
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