Fixed access to common-lisp.net git repositories.

People pointed out that some git repositories of mine on common-lisp.net were not clonable.  I fixed the problem and now you should be able to clone the repositories for NEW-OP and XHTMΛ.



He who HEΛPs himself...

Just fixed a few bugs to HEΛP.

  • *Earmuffed* entries are now retrieved correctly; this was an issue with a file transfer to a Windows machine.
  • Package non-external entries are now marked as such in the main documentation page (they are marked "internal").

Thanks to Faré and everybody else who wrote me (publicly or in private) pointing out initial issues.



With a little HEΛP....

I finally managed to push a preliminary version of my documentation generation system to Sourceforge. The project's site (and the links to the git repository) are at https://sourceforge.net/projects/helambdap/. The project's main web page (obviously self-generated) is http://helambdap.sourceforge.net. the git repository can be found there.
You are all welcome to play around with the code (it has a BSD license) and to suggest (better: provide) improvements.
An example of what HEΛP can do with a third party system is here: the documentation generated for the UIOP portability substrate of ASDF3.
The actual call used to generate UIOP's documentation is below (comments follow).

(document #P"asdf/uiop/"
          :documentation-title "UIOP"
          :everything t
          :exclude-files (list #P"/Path/To/asdf3/asdf/uiop/asdf-driver.asd")
          :special-methods-defs-files (list #P"/This/file/here/helambda-asdf3.lisp")

The document function is called on a folder ("asdf/uiop/") with an obvious title. The other arguments have the following meaning:
  • :everything t tells HEΛP to generate documentation pages for everything; these are stored in the dictionary subfolder with file-names which should be relatively obvious. Ordinarily, HEΛP would generate doc pages only for public (i.e., exported) interfaces.
  • :exclude-files is a list of files to forget about; UIOP has one file with an unqualified DEFSYSTEM in, which confuses HEΛP.
  • special-methods-defs-files is a list of files containing specialized definitions to handle a library extra "definition" forms and macros. UIOP has a number of them.

The results are, IMHO, pretty good. Also note that I used HEΛP on the pure set of UIOP files. The actual intended use of HEΛP is to generate documentation of a loaded (and, possibly, compiled) library or system.

So, give it a spin and let me know what you think. If you want, you can subscribe to the mailing lists at the following link: https://sourceforge.net/p/helambdap/mailman/.

HEΛP depends on XHTMΛ. For the time being you have to fetch them directly from the relative sites.  Eventually they will be submitted to Quicklisp.