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Erroneous parsing of C++ comment headers that contain quotation marks (Origin: bugzilla #615755) #3738

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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

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On 2010-04-14 16:12:08 +0000, Brian Taylor wrote:

Created attachment 158728
A C++ file that triggers the error, and my .doxygen file.

Version: 1.6.3
uname -a = Linux zen2 # 1 Wed Mar 23 21:52:37 UTC 2005 x86_64 unknown unknown GNU/Linux
OS: SuSe Linux 9.3

A C++ comment header that contains quotation marks '"' is parsed incorrectly, causing doxygen to complain that a documented parameter is undocumented.

The following input:

class Test {
/*! \param [in] first Description containing '"'

  • \param [in] second Description containing '"'
    void foo(char first = '"', char second = '"');

Causes the following warning:

/path/to/test.h:3: Warning: The following parameters of Test::foo(char first='"', char second='"') are not documented:
parameter 'second'

I have attached a *.tar.gz containing a C++ file which triggers the bug as well as my .doxygen configuration file.

On 2010-04-14 19:25:01 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

The problem is that text with double quotes has a special meaning for doxygen (i.e. a piece of verbatim text).

I've already added a couple of heuristics to avoid false detections. I'll improve these such that also your example is handled properly.

As a workaround use:

/*! \param [in] first Description containing '"'

  • \param [in] second Description containing '"'

Doxygen will remove the 's

On 2010-06-15 11:22:15 +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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