> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Hodel [mailto:drbrain / segment7.net] 
> Sent: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 10:53 AM
> To: ruby-core / ruby-lang.org
> Subject: Re: rdoc grows to large size.
> 
> 
> On Jul 25, 2006, at 3:21 AM, Hugh Sasse wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 25 Jul 2006, Charles O Nutter wrote:
> >
> >> I've studied the rdoc code a bit (only so much as to maintain my
> >> sanity) and wondered aloud: is this all hand-written, hand- 
> >> optimized code? It did not
> >
> > I've not heard any different.
> 
> It was written by Dave Thomas.
> 
> >> appear to be generated, and I have seen hand-rolled patches
> >> trickle in over time. Is there perhaps a better way to parse all  
> >> that content and generate those docs that would not 
> require a hand- 
> >> made implementation?
> >
> > Such as what?  The only ruby parsers that exist are the C 
> one and the 
> > JRuby one.
> 
> And the IRB one.
> 
> > I suppose one might clone these, then modify them to extract
> > information from comments as well as code.  I think it would be  
> > nontrivial, which is probably why people are satisfied with what  
> > works well at present.
> 
> Comment nodes could be added to Ruby's interpreter, but I think matz  
> has given some reason or another why they aren't in the AST.

If only Rockit 0.8.0 were here....

Robert Feldt, save us from the regular expression horror of rdoc!!!

- Dan


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