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linking to typedefs, enums, enum values, and variables in namespaces (Origin: bugzilla #600829) #3575

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doxygen commented Jul 2, 2018

status RESOLVED severity normal in component general for ---
Reported in version 1.6.3 on platform Other
Assigned to: Dimitri van Heesch

On 2009-11-05 15:24:27 +0000, Joachim Reichel wrote:

Linking to typedefs, enums, enum values, and variables in namespaces does not work as expected. Consider this example:

/// \file

/// namespace N
namespace N {

/// typedef T
typedef int T;

/// enum E
enum E {
V = 0 //!< enum value V

/// global variable G
int G;

} // namespace N

/// typdef: #N::T, ::N::T, N::T
/// enum: #N::E, ::N::E, N::E
/// enum value: #N::V, ::N::V, N::V
/// global variable: #N::G, ::N::G, N::G
int main (int argc, char* argv[])
return 0;

I would prefer to use explicit links (# or :: prefix) to get warnings
when these items get renamed. But that does not work:

  1. The link tests with # and :: prefix do not generate any link. The
    third link test in each row (without # or :: prefix) does generate a
    link. I would expect that all of them (or at least the first two)
    generated a link.

  2. The first test (# prefix) generates a warning which I do not
    understand since it works without prefix.

  3. The second test (:: prefix) does not even generate a warning.

The problem is related to the namespace. Without namespaces everything
works as expected. I also haven't noticed any such problems with
classes, member functions, and (global) functions.

On 2010-06-09 07:47:17 +0000, Joachim Reichel wrote:

This bug still exists with doxygen 1.6.3.

I wonder about the importance of this bug (for me it is quite annoying). Is it considered less important than other bugs that get fixed, or does it require a large amount of work?

On 2010-06-12 17:21:46 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

Hi Joachim,

I've found the problem. Should be corrected in the next release.

On 2010-06-15 11:21:33 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

This bug was previously marked ASSIGNED, which means it should be fixed in
doxygen version 1.7.0. Please verify if this is indeed the case. Reopen the
bug if you think it is not fixed and please include any additional information
that you think can be relevant.

@doxygen doxygen closed this Jul 2, 2018

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