Commit c26bba84 authored by Austin Seipp's avatar Austin Seipp
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docs: Delete old docbook cheat sheet


Signed-off-by: default avatarAustin Seipp <austin@well-typed.com>
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TOP = ../..
include $(TOP)/mk/boilerplate.mk
XML_DOC = docbook-cheat-sheet
INSTALL_XML_DOC = docbook-cheat-sheet
include $(TOP)/mk/bindist.mk
include $(TOP)/mk/target.mk
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<!DOCTYPE article PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
"http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd">
<article id="docbook-cheat-sheet">
<articleinfo>
<title>Using DocBook to write GHC documentation</title>
<author><othername>The GHC Team</othername></author>
<address><email>glasgow-haskell-&lcub;users,bugs&rcub;@dcs.gla.ac.uk</email></address>
<pubdate>January 2000</pubdate>
</articleinfo>
<sect1 id="sec-getting-docbook">
<title>Getting the DocBook tools</title>
<para>See the installation guide.</para>
</sect1>
<sect1 id="doc-layout">
<title>Document layout</title>
<para>The GHC documentation is written using DocBook XML V4.5, so
the first few lines should look like this:</para>
<programlisting>
&lt;?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
&lt;!DOCTYPE article PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
"http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd">
</programlisting>
<para>The encoding can of course be chosen according to taste.</para>
<para> This guide is <emphasis>not</emphasis> meant to teach you
how to write DocBook; read the <ulink
url="http://www.docbook.org/">DocBook book</ulink> for that. It is
more of a reference than a tutorial, so see the <ulink
url="http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/">DocBook home page</ulink>
for other links.</para>
<para>However, by popular demand, here are some useful points:
</para>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem>
<para>Remember to use <sgmltag class="starttag">para</sgmltag>
inside <sgmltag class="starttag">listitem</sgmltag>s.</para>
</listitem>
</itemizedlist>
<para>The rest of this section outlines the use of several tags
which may not be obvious (DocBook is rather scholastic in style:
it has tags for many things from C function prototypes to keyboard
bindings; at the same time it has many omissions and
oddities). The current scheme has many infelicities, partly
because it was dreamt up in a hurry while the author was learning
DocBook and converting the documentation thereto, and partly
because DocBook is rather C-centric.</para>
<variablelist>
<varlistentry>
<term>Comments</term>
<listitem>
<para>Comments in XML look like this: <sgmltag
class="sgmlcomment">This is a comment</sgmltag>.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><sgmltag class="starttag">command</sgmltag></term>
<listitem>
<para>Used for commands typed into interactive sessions
(e.g. <command>cp foo bar</command> and the names of
programs such as <command>gmake</command>.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><sgmltag class="starttag">constant</sgmltag></term>
<listitem>
<para>Used for system constants such as
<constant>U_MAXINT</constant> and
<filename>Makefile</filename> variables like
<constant>SRC_FILES</constant> (because they are usually
constant for a given run of <command>make</command>, and
hence have a constant feel to them).</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><sgmltag class="starttag">email</sgmltag></term>
<listitem>
<para>For email addresses. This is a tag that's easy to
overlook if you don't know it's there.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><sgmltag class="starttag">filename</sgmltag></term>
<listitem>
<para>Used for paths, filenames, file extensions.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><sgmltag class="starttag">function</sgmltag></term>
<listitem>
<para>Used for functions and constructors.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><sgmltag class="starttag">indexterm</sgmltag></term>
<listitem>
<para>The normal way to mark up an index term is
<literal>&lt;indexterm&gt;&lt;primary&gt;term&lt;/primary&gt;&lt;/indexterm&gt;</literal>.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><sgmltag class="starttag">keycap</sgmltag></term>
<term><sgmltag class="starttag">keycombo</sgmltag></term>
<listitem>
<para>Some more tags you may miss. Used for combinations
such as
<keycombo><keycap>Control</keycap><keycap>D</keycap></keycombo>.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><sgmltag class="starttag">literal</sgmltag></term>
<listitem>
<para>Used for everything that should appear in typewriter
font that has no other obvious tag: types, monads, small
snippets of program text that are formatted inline, and the
like.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><sgmltag class="starttag">option</sgmltag></term>
<listitem>
<para>Used for compiler options and similar.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><sgmltag class="starttag">programlisting</sgmltag></term>
<listitem>
<para>For displayed program listings (including shell
scripts).</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><sgmltag class="starttag">screen</sgmltag></term>
<listitem>
<para>For displayed screen dumps, such as portions of shell
interaction. It's easy to tell the difference between these
and shell scripts: the latter lack a shell prompt.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><sgmltag class="starttag">varname</sgmltag></term>
<listitem>
<para>Used for variables, but not type variables.</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
</sect1>
<sect1 id="docbook-tables">
<title>Tables</title>
<para>Tables are quite complicated to write in DocBook XML (as in HTML,
there are lots of fiddly tags), so here's an example you can
cannibalise. In the spirit of the LaTeX short introduction I don't
repeat all the markup verbatim; you have to look at the source for
that.</para>
<informaltable>
<tgroup cols="3">
<colspec colname="one" align="left" colsep="0"/>
<colspec colname="two" align="center" colsep="0"/>
<colspec colname="three" align="right" colsep="0"/>
<tbody>
<row>
<entry>Here's</entry>
<entry>a sample</entry>
<entry>table</entry>
</row>
<row>
<entry>With differently</entry>
<entry>aligned</entry>
<entry>cells</entry>
</row>
<row>
<entry namest="one" nameend="three" morerows="1">
<para> There's not much else to it. Entries can span
both extra rows and extra columns; just be careful when
using block markup (such as <sgmltag
class="starttag">para</sgmltag>s) within an <sgmltag
class="starttag">entry</sgmltag> that there is no space
between the open and close <sgmltag
class="starttag">entry</sgmltag> tags and the adjacent
text, as otherwise you will suffer from <ulink
url="http://www.docbook.org/tdg/html/entry.html">Pernicious
Mixed Content</ulink> (the parser will think you're
using inline markup).</para>
</entry>
</row>
</tbody>
</tgroup>
</informaltable>
</sect1>
</article>
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