[PD-dev] Work on "help" menu and help-patch searching spec

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Mon Apr 25 06:23:27 CEST 2005


On Apr 24, 2005, at 6:59 PM, ix at replic.net wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 24, 2005 at 06:48:07PM -0400, B. Bogart wrote:
>> Hi IX!
>>
>> Hmmm, I figure specs are a good way to descibe a possible solution  
>> that
>
> well hardly a spec, i should have looked to see how concise it was  
> first..
>
>> Where does your grep search pick up "hanning-window"? From the name of
>> the array, from the comments? Indeed scanning for "keyword" would  
>> match
>
> my point exactly..between the unlikeliness of retrofitting all the  
> help files, and no idea where it will be...sometimes its a #X text,  
> other times its the name of a graph, or a message - i guess in the  
> indexer would give KEYWORD: annotations a higher relevance in search  
> results...
>
>> I think right now the help menu is NOT dynamic, only the submenus
>> (5.reference) are actually dyanamic. I should put a note in the wiki
>> that the menu should be dynamically generated... (though this would be
>> interesting when the -help files are centralized (in extra for  
>> example)
>
> should the auto-generated doc menu be scanning extra/ as well as help/  
> then? extra/ seems to be mainly used for abstractions and binary  
> libraries...
>

I think the auto-generated menu should just recurse thru doc/ and  
mirror that structure in the menu structure.  Its not a great solution,  
but better that what's there.

.hc

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