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Manual Reference Pages  -  MAKESKEL (1)

NAME

makeskel - generate description file for fpdoc.

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Usage
Options
See Also

SYNOPSIS

makeskel [--descr=filename] [--disable-arguments] [--disable-errors] [--disable-function-results] [--disable-private] [--disable-protected] [--disable-seealso] [--emit-class-separator] [--help] [--lang=language] [--output=filename] [--update] --package=name --input=cmdline

Description

makeskel scans a Free Pascal unit source file and generates a skeleton description file for it. It generates nodes for all identifiers found in the interface section of the unit, although this behaviour can be adjusted with some options. It can also update an existing XML file, and then emits only nodes for identifiers for which no node exists yet.

Usage

You can invoke makeskel with as the only required arguments the input and package arguments. It should at least contain the name of the unit file for which documentation should be generated and the name of the package to which the unit belongs. The output of makeskel will go to standard output by default.

Options

makeskel has many options, most of them optional, defaults will be used in most cases.

--descr=descfile
  This option must be used in conjunction with the update option. It specifies the name of a description file descfile which must be updated. Note that the file must contain valid XML, or the update will fail. This option can be specified more than once.
--disable-arguments
  If this option is specified, makeskel will not emit nodes for the arguments of functions and procedures. By default, documentation nodes are emitted for functions and procedures as well.
--disable-errors
  By default, each documentation node will contain a errors node as well (excep for identifiers where this has no use, such as function arguments). If this option is specified, no errors node will be generated.
--disable-function-results
  By default, for functions, a result node will be generated, to describe the result of the function. If this option is specified, no function result node will be generated.
--disable-private
  By default, documentation nodes are also generated for private fields or methods of a class. if this option is specified, the generation of nodes for private fields or methods is skipped.
--disable-protected
  By default, documentation nodes are also generated for protected fields or methods of a class. if this option is specified, the generation of nodes for protected fields or methods is skipped.
--emit-class-separator
  If this option is specified, a visible comment with the name of the class for which documentation nodes will follow, is inserted between the nodes of two classes, making navigation easier.
--help Emit a short help text and exit.
--input=cmd
  The input (source) file to process. Multiple input files can be specified. The command may contain valid compiler options, currently the -Fipath (search path) and -dmacro (define macro) options are recognized.
--lang=language
  Sets the language for the output file. This will mainly set the strings used for the headers in various parts of the documentation files (by default they’re in english). Currently, valid options are
de German.
fr French.
nl Dutch.
--output=filename
  This option tells makeskel where the output should go. If this option is not specified, the output is sent to standard output (the screen).
--package=packagename
  This option is required. It specifies the name of the package. All nodes will be generated inside a node with name attribute packagename.
--update
  Turns on update mode. In this mode, the output is a file which contains only the missing nodes to complete the documentation of the input files. The existing nodes must be specified with the descr argument. Note that the output file may not be the same as the input (description) nodes; A separate file must be specified (or no file, in which case output goes to standard output.

SEE ALSO

ppc386(1) latex(1) fpdoc(1)
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Free Pascal MAKESKEL (1) 11 November 2004

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