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Clients

All clients are listed in the clients.json file. Each key in the JSON object represents a single client library. For example:

"Rediska": {

  # A programming language should be specified.
  "language": "PHP",

  # If the project has a website of its own, put it here.
  # Otherwise, lose the "url" key.
  "url": "http://rediska.geometria-lab.net",

  # A URL pointing to the repository where users can
  # find the code.
  "repository": "http://github.com/Shumkov/Rediska",

  # A short, free-text description of the client.
  # Should be objective. The goal is to help users
  # choose the correct client they need.
  "description": "A PHP client",

  # An array of Twitter usernames for the authors
  # and maintainers of the library.
  "authors": ["shumkov"]

}

Commands

Redis commands are described in the commands.json file that is auto generated from the Redis repo based on the JSON files in the commands folder. See: https://github.com/redis/redis/tree/unstable/src/commands See: https://github.com/redis/redis/tree/unstable/utils/generate-commands-json.py

For each command there's a Markdown file with a complete, human-readable description. We process this Markdown to provide a better experience, so some things to take into account:

  • Inside text, all commands should be written in all caps, in between backticks. For example: INCR.

  • You can use some magic keywords to name common elements in Redis. For example: @multi-bulk-reply. These keywords will get expanded and auto-linked to relevant parts of the documentation.

There should be at least two predefined sections: description and return value. The return value section is marked using the @return keyword:

Returns all keys matching the given pattern.

@return

@multi-bulk-reply: all the keys that matched the pattern.

Styling guidelines

Please use the following formatting rules (aiming for smaller diffs that are easier to review):

  • No need for manual lines wrapping at any specific length, doing so usually means that adding a word creates a cascade effect and changes other lines.
  • Please avoid writing lines that are too long, this makes the diff harder to review when only one word is changed.
  • Start every sentence on a new line.

Checking your work

You should check your changes using Make:

$ make

This will make sure that JSON and Markdown files compile and that all text files have no typos.

You need to install a few Ruby gems and Aspell to run these checks. The gems are listed in the .gems file. Install them with the following command:

$ gem install $(sed -e 's/ -v /:/' .gems)

The spell checking exceptions should be added to ./wordlist.

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