[Mono-list] Re: [Mono-hackers-list] Re: Patch for mcs

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
Tue, 02 Nov 2004 11:18:53 -0500


> > But in this world of imperfections we need to support all of that source
> > code that has been produced with inline documentation with the Microsoft
> > format.
>    And that's where I want to push mcsdoc. Not only it will be able
> generate the XML file as with the "/doc" switch, but also has a
> doc-engine where I intend to provide the full features as of the
> javadoc's Doclet and Taglet framework.

Thanks for the explanation.

Now the question is: how is this different from the /doc switch that we
are adding today to mcs?

Would it be possible to instead just use the output produced by
mcs /doc?  My concern is that I do not want to add code to the compiler
without having a good reason for having it there.

What are docklet and taglets?

>    However, you are (read: anybody is) open to add another provider to
> convert them to ECMA XML docs.

Yeah, but it takes time ;-)

So the issue is: would it not be best to focus our efforts on a single
solution?  For example, adding chm support to Monodoc would be a great