kernel-doc: fix leading dot in man-mode output
Randy Dunlap [Thu, 19 Jul 2007 08:48:25 +0000 (01:48 -0700)]
If a parameter description begins with a '.', this indicates a "request"
for "man" mode output (*roff), so it needs special handling.

Problem case is in include/asm-i386/atomic.h for function
atomic_add_unless():
 * @u: ...unless v is equal to u.
This parameter description is currently not printed in man mode output.

[akpm@linux-foundation.org: cleanup]
Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

scripts/kernel-doc

index f5862ab..1f58351 100755 (executable)
@@ -404,7 +404,11 @@ sub output_highlight {
            print $lineprefix, $blankline;
        } else {
            $line =~ s/\\\\\\/\&/g;
-           print $lineprefix, $line;
+           if ($output_mode eq "man" && substr($line, 0, 1) eq ".") {
+               print "\\&$line";
+           } else {
+               print $lineprefix, $line;
+           }
        }
        print "\n";
     }