[vtk-developers] Information Key documentation

Bill Lorensen bill.lorensen at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 10:19:29 EDT 2012

Sounds like the right spot to do it.



On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 7:14 AM, Utkarsh Ayachit
<utkarsh.ayachit at kitware.com> wrote:
> I'd recommend that we document the keys using doxygen's "group"
> support (@defgroup, @ingroup). That enables doxygen to generate a
> "module" page for the entries in a particular group while the entries
> themselves can be defined in different files. We use that in ParaView:
> http://www.paraview.org/ParaView3/Doc/Nightly/html/modules.html, for example.
> This will avoid the need to document the entries at one central
> location in the source, while still providing a central access page
> for the generated documentation.
> We can even create different groups for the keys based on their role
> e.g. keys used in pipeline requests, keys used for meta-data, etc.
> Utkarsh
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Bill Lorensen <bill.lorensen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Folks,
>> I just did a quick grep of vtk and uncovered 180 unique information
>> keys defined in 27 different classes. Is there a central location that
>> documents these keys?  Some of the keys are documented in the header
>> file for the class.
>> For example, Algorithm defines these keys:
>> Algorithm:  IntegerKey INPUT_IS_OPTIONAL
>> Algorithm:  IntegerKey INPUT_IS_REPEATABLE
>> Algorithm:  InformationVectorKey INPUT_REQUIRED_FIELDS
>> Algorithm:  StringVectorKey INPUT_REQUIRED_DATA_TYPE
>> Algorithm:  InformationVectorKey INPUT_ARRAYS_TO_PROCESS
>> Algorithm:  IntegerKey INPUT_PORT
>> Algorithm:  IntegerKey INPUT_CONNECTION
>> Algorithm:  IntegerKey PRESERVES_DATASET
>> Algorithm:  IntegerKey PRESERVES_GEOMETRY
>> Algorithm:  IntegerKey PRESERVES_BOUNDS
>> Algorithm:  IntegerKey PRESERVES_TOPOLOGY
>> Algorithm:  IntegerKey PRESERVES_ATTRIBUTES
>> Algorithm:  IntegerKey PRESERVES_RANGES
>> Bill
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