CppCon 2015 Doxygen to DoxyPress: A Journey from C++98 to C++11—Barbara Geller & Ansel Sermersheim

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Doxygen to DoxyPress: A Journey from C++98 to C++11

by Barbara Geller & Ansel Sermersheim

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Summary of the talk:

This presentation will discuss the benefits of using a documentation generator for creating internal code documentation or end user documentation. DoxyPress can be used to document your source code, generate API documentation, show class hierarchies, collaboration diagrams, and much more. DoxyPress supports several output formats including html, chm, latex, and man pages.

As part of our talk we will cover the process of redesigning source code originally designed for C++98 and how to migrate it to C++11. We will talk about the advantages and drawbacks of moving to C++11 and show how the code changed in DoxyPress.

We will show a small demonstration of DoxyPressApp, which is a a GUI program used to set up your project file which is then used by DoxyPress to generate documentation.

DoxyPress is a fork of the Doxygen documentation tool. A very basic understanding of C++ will be helpful. No prior knowledge of DoxyPress or Doxygen is required.

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