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Brief description incorrectly terminated by ".)" (Origin: bugzilla #628065) #3918

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doxygen commented Jul 2, 2018

status RESOLVED severity normal in component general for ---
Reported in version 1.7.1 on platform Other
Assigned to: Dimitri van Heesch

On 2010-08-26 19:57:40 +0000, Hank Oxford wrote:

A brief description containing a string in parens such as "(this, and this, etc.)" will be terminated by the period before the right paren. Anything after the period will be moved to the detailed description.

I believe the line 1036 in commentscan.l in 1.7.1:
("."+)[a-z_A-Z0-9] { // . at start or in the middle of a word, or ellipsis

should include a right paren in the regex:


Oddly enough we're finding brief descriptions with this problem to be pretty common.

On 2010-09-03 21:16:11 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

Confirmed. I'll include your change in the next subversion update.

On 2010-10-09 08:19:13 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

This bug was previously marked ASSIGNED, which means it should be fixed in
doxygen version 1.7.2. 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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