[IronPython] Docstrings on stuff in clr module

Dino Viehland dinov at microsoft.com
Thu Apr 30 18:37:36 CEST 2009

There's the format the compiler generates w/ the /doc: option - I'm not sure how standardized it is but it's at least consistent :)  When you install the .NET framework SDK you get XML doc files for all of the .NET framework installed into %WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\en\...  (or some other language instead of en).

We already support reading and producing __doc__ from these XML files (using .NET's xml reading support and just looking for the values we know we need to pull out) it's just that we do something different for IronPython's own doc strings.

From: users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com [mailto:users-bounces at lists.ironpython.com] On Behalf Of Jonathan March
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2009 9:20 AM
To: Discussion of IronPython
Subject: Re: [IronPython] Docstrings on stuff in clr module

Is there a standardized protocol for XML docstrings?
Then what software would you use to process them?
On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:54 AM, Dino Viehland <dinov at microsoft.com<mailto:dinov at microsoft.com>> wrote:
Yes - I've opened a bug (22235 - http://ironpython.codeplex.com/WorkItem/View.aspx?WorkItemId=22235).

I want to generally improve the doc strings everywhere.  I've slowly
been pushing on this and my ultimate goal is to get all of the doc
strings moved into XML comments and then we can read them from there.

Then we just need to go through a big push and add XML doc comments
everywhere :)

If other people have APIs they want doc strings on please add them
to the comments.  But I can see clr being particularly problematic
as it otherwise lacks documentation.

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