Declined Plugin Help


Scott Mintz
May 20, 2008
Solon, OH, USA
I think that is overkill for some plugins. In my EVENT plugin for
example, using the plugin /I switch gives you help text.


Steve F$BaC(Bi$BaO(B <> wrote on 03/04/2010 07:47:35 PM:

> Plugins should be required to provide .CHM help files with the same name

> the .DLL. The HELP command should automatically use them.
> --
> Steve


Staff member
May 14, 2008
> Plugins should be required to provide .CHM help files with the same
> name as the .DLL. The HELP command should automatically use them.

I see at least two problems with that:

1) A snowball's got a better chance than convincing all the plugin authors
that they have to invest in Windows Help tools and spend several times as
much time writing the help as they did writing the plugin, and

2) Even if they did, it's about 10 times easier for the plugin to handle
their help as for TCC to do it.

Rex Conn
JP Software

p.s.: 3) Aren't you the guy who's always ranting about how the only
important thing is backwards compatibility? :-)
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