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Doc Bug #81547 print documentation section Documentation is contradictory
Submitted: 2021-10-20 19:03 UTC Modified: 2021-11-03 13:08 UTC
From: ddpm at liscovius dot de Assigned:
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 [2021-10-20 19:03 UTC] ddpm at liscovius dot de
Synopsis on shows:

print(string $expression): int

But the description text says: 

"print is not a function but a language construct. Its argument is the expression following the print keyword, and is not delimited by parentheses."

I see that the problem lies in the way the documentation is built. How should the synopsis be for such **language construct**?

Expected result:
I do not know (yet).

Actual result:
print(string $expression): int


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 [2021-11-03 13:08 UTC]
To my knowledge, DocBook has no special support for language
constructs (except maybe for EBNF, but that's a different story);
this is why our existing documentation for language constructs[1]
is suboptimal.  For print, and other language constructs which are
somewhat function-like, it makes probably still sense to document
these as functions.  If we want to get rid of the parentheses in
the synopses, this could be accomplished by adding some attribute
and to adapt PhD[2] accordingly.  However, it is not clear what to
do with the return values, and whether it's worth working on this
at all.

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 [2022-12-09 06:28 UTC] amin dot jadabari242 at gmail dot com
Thanks for that. (
 [2023-04-20 08:56 UTC] simona at myaccountaccess dot onl
Thanks for that. (
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