Cpp Coding Standards/CODEDOC
Code Documentation (CODEDOC)
How to document code. There are two kinds of code comments:
- Interface documentation to be extracted from a documentation tool. This in the following is called “documentation”.
- Comments between code lines. Those are called “comments”.
Describe the Class Responsibility (ClassResp)
Start the documentation of each class with a concise statement about its responsibility. ->Details
Clarify Function Behaviour (ClearBehave)
In function documentation, do document, when any of the pre- or postconditions of a function is not unambiguously clear. Document, when the behavior in error cases is unclear.
Do not comment the obvious. Do not repeat information that is in the function name or parameter types or names. There may well be functions that need no further documentation.