[Issue 16068] New: DDoc sections have serious design issues
digitalmars-d-bugs at puremagic.com
Tue May 24 07:22:15 PDT 2016
Issue ID: 16068
Summary: DDoc sections have serious design issues
Assignee: nobody at puremagic.com
Reporter: leandro.lucarella at sociomantic.com
Created attachment 1598
I don't want to make a full rant about DDoc (although I think is to D what the
D preprocessor is to C/C++).
I found a very fundamental problem. According to how sections are parsed, you
can accidentally build new unintended sections just by formatting your
The contains() function is more convenient for trivial lookup
if (contains ("fubar", '!'))
This is a real example of text inside DDoc. This text produces the attached
output (basically "cases:" is interpreted as a new section).
I'm not sure this has a solution, is just the whole DDoc system seems too
broken by design, but if someone can think of any heuristics to make this more
sensible (maybe requiring sections to have an empty line before?), it would be
interesting to know.
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