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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-15067

Forum module review of comments headers for better phpdocs documentation structure



    • Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Trivial
    • Resolution: Deferred
    • 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2, 2.0
    • None
    • Forum, PHPDoc


      Hi Martin !! your turn !!

      Forum as a core module should be reviewed for phpdoc generation correct packaging :

      all module root level php files should present a :


      • file description
      • @package mod-forum
      • @category mod
      • @author martin dougiamas (and others)
      • @contributors list of known contributors (optional)
      • @license http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU Public License (unless other licensing)


      • Defines and requires

      There are no subpackage concerns for forum
      If there are in other module, we try to resolve them as follows :

      Subplugins should have an additional @subpackage (e.g. assigmenttype) "or something like that" tag


      • file description
      • @package mod-assigment
      • @category mod
      • @subpackage assigmenttype (example)
      • @author initial author if known (optional)
      • @contributors list of known contributors (optional)
      • @license http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU Public License (unless other licensing)

      If some code use MVC pattern, we have added an @usecase tag that could be used to list all handled use cases (UML meaning).

      These above docblocks MUST be first block of comment just under <?php opening line.

      If the first code construction that follows is a class or a function, it should have its own comment block.

      The form :

      function afunction($parm){
      /// some comments

      should be deprecated, using phpblocks instead :


      • @param type $parm description
        function afunction($parm){

      Message for all people I added in other posts :

      Many thanks for helping improving documentation structure.

      Note1 : that all php files should be headed, not only lib ot locallib. This ensures all local function or structure defines will be correctly packed in the right phpdoc subsection.

      Note 2 : please all packaging should be at least commited for 1.9 and HEAD branches.



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              dobedobedoh Andrew Lyons
              vf Valery Fremaux
              Andrew Lyons, Huong Nguyen, Jun Pataleta, Michael Hawkins, Shamim Rezaie, Simey Lameze, Amaia Anabitarte, Carlos Escobedo, Ferran Recio, Ilya Tregubov, Laurent David, Sara Arjona (@sarjona)
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