[U-Boot] KernelDoc

Prabhakar Lad prabhakar.csengg at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 09:23:58 CEST 2012

Hi Wolfgang,

On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 12:42 PM, Wolfgang Denk <wd at denx.de> wrote:
> Dear Prabhakar Lad,
> In message <CA+V-a8vZ-715eL1MNvxhYCGNWv5YSGuoNn5hZQeMFN5ZKtpKMQ at mail.gmail.com> you wrote:
>> > I really like the idea of annotating functions with proper description, thus I
>> > would like to ask, can we reach a general agreement and start using kerneldoc in
>> > U-Boot to annotate functions and possibly generate documentation? Or shall we
>> > use anything else?
>> >
>>  +1 for kerneldoc.
> Could you please explain what exactly your vote is supposed to mean?
My vote was for using kerneldoc to annotate functions and generate documentation

> Shall it become mandatory for all new code submitted?  Shall all
> patches submitted from now on be rejected when the code they touch is
> not accordingly documented?
Not for all the patches I would say. This should be compulsory for the
patches touching some generic code (for example the common folder).

> What is the goal you see for using this?
Readability of the code will increase.

--Prabhakar Lad

> I'm afraid I don't know what exactly you voted for...
> Best regards,
> Wolfgang Denk
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