|Areas||The project areas|
|Good if student knows||Tcl|
|Priority||(Low, Medium, High)|
|Benefits to the student||Learn parsing text with Tcl, generation of HTML, CSS, ...|
|Benefits to Tcl||up-to-date tool for auto-documentation|
apw There are some Tcl tools for doing javadoc like documentation using inline comments with special tags like tcldoc, autodoc and zdoc. The problem of all of these is, that they only support "normal" Tcl programs. What is missing is support for namespaces, itcl or itcl-ng and TclOO.
Provide an up-to-date tool for auto documentation (and maybe also a base for debugging tools based on these dicts?)
Some URLs here
I have started building a Tcl program called "itcldoc.tcl" based on a script level version of itcl-ng called itclng to use the parser available there for the itcl syntax and by adding some more parsing routines for "normal" Tcl code, namespace eval code and TclOO code. This program is used to parse all the variables, commons, methods, procs and comment blocks which are placed before that kind of code as well as references to variables and store them in dicts on a file level base. With that parsed information html pages could be built to show cross reference listings, descriptions of code or the source code with mixed in links for variables, procs, methods etc. when they are referenced or called in the code.