Developer's Diary
Daily software development, with Terry Ebdon
New code and new bio

Thursday 6แต—สฐ July, 2017

Bio update, photography and kit

I've updated my bio pages with some notes on my photography and the equipment I use. I plan to expand the photography section in the coming weeks.

WebDoxy superscript enhancement

WebDoxy can now work-around the Doxygen superscript problem. I've logged an enhancement issue and committed the code change:

This closes issue #6 - Option to use either HTML or Unicode for Journal date suffixes

The use of HTML or Unicode or date suffix is controlled by a new configuration option:


  • true - use HTML <sup>...</sup>
  • false - use Unicode characters.

Note that this only applies to new pages, created with WebDoxy --journal

Code Structure

The suffix code is now a bit smelly:

  1. There are many date related functions in class JournalPage.
  2. The JournalPage class has grown to over 200 lines of non-comment code.
  3. An if test selects between the output behaviours.

Some refactoring may be called for. Smells 1 and 2 might be addressed by moving date functions into a new class. Smell 3 hints that a subclass might be needed.

Currently it looks like this, where the "boring stuff" includes calls to various date related methods:

Interesting web pages

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