Improve anchors for ddoc (

Jacob Carlborg doob at
Sat Feb 18 15:45:29 PST 2012

On 2012-02-19 00:27, Adam D. Ruppe wrote:
> On Saturday, 18 February 2012 at 22:45:12 UTC, Jacob Carlborg wrote:
>> That's not the correct way to handle the problem. The ddoc generator
>> should be fixed, not add another tool that tries to fix the problem.
> Yea, I'm doing the anchors in ddoc (see my other thread,
> I also want to fix the encoding probblem).
> But I still think more complex things like tables shouldn't
> be in the compiler. It complicates it a lot. Eventually,
> you'll want something external anyway to do things like
> listings, tags, overview, search.
> But, the anchor should be a relatively easy fix.

The compiler should try to provide as much information as possible (that 
makes sense), anchors, cross-referencing, inheritance hierarchy, and so 
on. Then it's up to the user how to use/display that information. Either 
using plain HTML or combined with JavaScript or similar.

The ddoc generator in Descent can already handle these things: anchors, 
cross-referencing, inheritance hierarchy and so on.

/Jacob Carlborg

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