On 15 September 2016 at 16:44, Walter Bright via Digitalmars-d
<digitalmars-d@puremagic.com> wrote:
> On 9/14/2016 11:11 PM, Walter Bright wrote:
>>
>> On 9/14/2016 2:31 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
>>>
>>> The resulting look is alien too, as opposed to the more familiar
>>> $MACRO(a1, a2,
>>> a3) or the CPP-style MACRO(a1, a2, a3).
>>
>>
>> The $(MACRO a1, a2, a3) syntax comes from makefiles.
>
>
> The original idea was to be able to write documentation without needing many
> macros, if any. Such as this I wrote recently:
>
> /**
>  * Provides a safe interface to the Posix stat() function.
>  *
>  * Detailed description that I didn't write for this function,
>  * but this is where it goes.
>  *
>  * Another paragraph.
>  *
>  * Params:
>  *      path = file name
>  *      buf = stat instance to be filled in
>  * Returns:
>  *      0 for success, system errno for error
>  */
>
> I suspect that adding Markdown would help a lot (yes, I changed my mind
> about that). Also auto-detecting email addresses and urls and turning them
> into clickable links would help.

+1

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