[webkit-dev] documentation/ folder breakdown?

Mike Emmel mike.emmel at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 15:30:43 PDT 2006

Don't disagree but I'd love to see some of the experts in each area
do some high level flows.

Higlighting main entry points would be good.

Techtips on a  few methods techniques would be helpful.

A good topic would be  how a page loads highliting a few core

In general I'm fine with reading the code but overviews like this
are really valuable for example I do little with the js engine so if
I had to chase a bug into there having a handy overview would
be very useful.

Its a big enough code base that becoming familar with all of it
is not feasible for most.

On 7/14/06, David D. Kilzer <ddkilzer at kilzer.net> wrote:
> If the code is readable, e.g., method names and variable names have
> descriptive names, and the methods aren't too large, reading the code is
> much quicker than reading the documentation (in my opinion).  I would
> agree that some classes could use overview descriptions to give them
> more context, but that may be because I don't have a complete picture of
> all parts of the code (yet).
> As far as figuring out what needs to be worked on for a port, the best
> advice I have is to try it out to see what breaks.  You might also
> consider hopping on IRC and asking about what needs to be done.
>     http://webkit.opendarwin.org/contact.html
> Dave
> On Fri, Jul 14, 2006 at 07:06:12PM +0000, Frans Englich wrote:
> > Exactly. It's surprising so little attention is payed to documentation while
> > other quality assurance approaches are quite good. I would almost added f
> > commit policy for that code should be documented. Just as that it should pass
> > tests, be reviewed and so on.
> >
> > I think someone should deploy Doxygen. It doesn't necessarily involve much
> > work, just adding Doxygen helps a lot. For example, for Patternist, KDE's
> > XQuery/XPath 2.0/XSL-T 2.0 implementation, understanding the code is much
> > easier with DOxygen and that's even though almost only @short tags are
> > written:
> >
> > http://patternist.sourceforge.net/documentation/API/
> >
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> >               Frans
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