Re: [RFC PATCH v1 2/6] kernel-doc: replace kernel-doc perl parser with a pure python one (WIP)

From: Markus Heiser
Date: Thu Jan 26 2017 - 04:55:18 EST

Am 25.01.2017 um 21:59 schrieb Jani Nikula <jani.nikula@xxxxxxxxx>:

>> But the problem I see here is, that the perl script generates a
>> reST output which I can't use. As an example we can take a look at
>> the man-page builder I shipped in the series.
> Sorry, I still don't understand *why* you can't use the same rst. Your
> explanation seems to relate to man pages, but man pages come
> *afterwards*, and are a separate improvement. I know you talk about lack
> of proper structure and all that, but *why* can it strictly not be used,
> if the *current* rst clearly can be used?

"afterwards" is the word, that lets me slowly realize, that I have to
stop solving the world's problems with one patch. Now I guess how my
next patch series has to look like. Thanks! ... for being patient with

Before I start, I want to hear your thoughts about the parsing
aspect ...

>>> That said, perhaps having an elegant parser (perhaps based on a compiler
>>> plugin) is incompatible with the idea of making it a bug-for-bug drop-in
>>> replacement of the old one, and it's something we need to think about.

Did you have any suggestions?

-- Markus --