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Date: 2001-05-13 (20:10)
From: David Mentre <David.Mentre@i...>
Subject: [Caml-list] About documentation tools
Markus Mottl <mottl@miss.wu-wien.ac.at> writes:

>  Why not use e.g. Jean-Christophe Filliatre's ocamlweb?

ocamlweb intents to be a tool to document source code as Knuth's WEB
tool. In other words, it's more for internal code documentation than for
user manual and reference guide.

> How about the tool that INRIA uses? - Unfortunately, nobody has answered
> may recent question on this here yet... :(

As far as I know (despite my @inria.fr email, I'm not part of the Caml
team), the tool used by the Caml team is specific and not ready for a
public release, i.e. some shortcomings are solved in ad-hoc manner. 

But I agree that a recommended documentation tool would be a plus. It
does not mean that such a tool should be very elaborated. The simpler,
the better. And I also think that such a tool should be close to
standard tool in other languages, mostly javadoc. It would help the
transition from other languages (and multi-language developments).

My 2 cents,
Best regards,
 David.Mentre@inria.fr -- http://www.irisa.fr/prive/dmentre/
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