[wp-hackers] Re: phpDocumentor (was: Coding style)

Michael Gall michael at wakeless.net
Thu Jul 6 01:53:00 GMT 2006

Zend Studio actually uses PHPDoc to link in with it's autocomplete

On 7/6/06, Arne Brachhold <himself at arnebrachhold.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> > A multitude of people volunteered, laid out resources, some files were
> > even completely documented, but Matt pretty much shot it down, and it
> > seems like everyone lost interest again.
> Which is really bad in my opinion. If you never used this type of
> documentation
> you don't know how useful it is. It's not just generating some HTML pages,
> the
> main advantage is that some coding editors (and i don't mean Notepad) may
> use the tags to show the docu when you type the function name or hover
> about it.
> I'm primary programming in C# (.net) and I can't imagine what I would do
> without
> IntelliSense. It's so useful if you see the purpose of the parameter you
> are
> currently writing and I don't want to miss it.
> I don't know which editors support these tags, but I'm pretty sure PhpEdit
> [1]
> and Eclipse do it. Personally I'm using VS.php [2], a plugin which adds
> PHP support
> to Visual Studio which is very comfortable if you normally develop in C#.
> With good naming guidelines, you don't even need an extra documentation,
> because you can just begin typing. If you look for a function to search
> for posts
> start writing "post_" and you will get a list like "post_add", "post_list"
> etc.
> Look at the short description with selecting the post_list function using
> the arrow
> keys and know all about it instantly.
> This is so much faster than looking at the codex, searching through the
> .php files
> or using Google. I really hope that phpDoc will make it into the WordPress
> SVN.
> Best regards,
>   Arne Brachhold
> [1] http://www.waterproof.fr/
> [2] http://www.jcxsoftware.com/vs.php
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