[Pharo-project] Help System

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Thu May 6 02:26:17 EDT 2010

In addition to the story around tests, 
Torsten do you think we could use book.pharo-project.org to populate the help?

On May 5, 2010, at 11:45 PM, Torsten Bergmann wrote:

> Again, in its current state Help System supports the two options:
> a) class comment/method comment for API help and 
> b) topic structure mapped to the class hierarchy (CustomHelp books)
> I understand all things said and we all have our points
> about pros and cons. But hey, they are JUST two possible ways, nobody
> forces you to use them. Since these two are in by default does not 
> mean you are limited to them.
> The help system is flexible enough to ADDITIONALLY HANDLE VARIOUS OTHER 
> ways of describing the help contents. So YOU CAN DEFINE AND HAVE YOUR OWN
> just by extending the help system itself.
> After this discussion it looks like we all agree that it is a good
> direction  to check out the pragma/builder approach too and see how far we can go here.
> So please check out the code I attached to my last post. In this simple
> example I've shown how you can extend the help system itself to support
> other options - here a pragma/builder oriented way of describing the 
> help contents.
> It is not complete but should give you an idea that you are not limited
> to a) and b) ...
> Bye
> T.
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