[wp-hackers] Inline Documentation Effort was a Failure

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Thu May 22 17:03:29 GMT 2008

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Otto wrote:
| On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 10:41 PM, Jacob Santos
<wordpress at santosj.name> wrote:
|> Reasons The Effort Failed (in my humble opinion):
|> ...
|> 3. You can't have majority of the core developers not adding inline
|> documentation.
| I believe this might be because many of the core developers do not use
| a full fledged IDE for developing PHP code. This is just a guess on my
| part, but a lot of the people I know who edit PHP use editors that are
| essentially little more than text editors with syntax coloring.
| Perhaps if the devs try using some of these sort of IDEs, some
| progress can be made on this front? Having Eclipse PDT with the
| Subclipse plugin to pull directly from the SVN is extremely handy and
| neat to play with.

Depending on where I am / what mood I am in / the type of patch being
reviewed / the system to test on I do already use PDT with Subsclipe and
XAMPP for development work.

However for some of the patch review process command line editors and
tools are much much more efficient.

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