gdoc replacement

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at
Tue May 12 21:05:30 CEST 2009

Simon Josefsson wrote:
> Hi Martin.  I had finally time to look into this, and I believe I have
> solved it in git master.  You can depend on the order things are
> substituted: they seems to be done in ASCII order.  Your initial patch
> seems to be the correct thing.  However, it changed the order of how the
> substitutions were applied.  So rather than working around that problem
> using your patch (which caused other problems) I modified your initial
> regexp so that it does the same thing but is applied later.
> I really prefer to stop messing with the gdoc script.  It should be
> rewritten cleanly and added to gnulib.  Before doing that, it begs the
> question why we don't abandon the GTK-DOC style and use the doxygen
> format instead, which probably has conversion tools already.  I'm not
> sure what the answer is.  I think the GTK-DOC HTML manual and
> integration into the GNOME environment is a good thing.  But maybe that
> can be achieved via doxygen anyway, through a conversion script?
> Changing to doxygen instead of gtk-doc will require source-code changes,
> too.
> What do people generally think of GTK-DOC vs Doxygen?

I used doxygen some time after I messed up with gdoc and I liked the
output. The only reason I didn't port gnutls to it was lack of time :)

best regards,

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