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# YUIDoc Doc parser
Updated yuidoc parser, written in js -- *early work in progress*
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This will produce a data structure in `out/data.json` by default.
+## Code implementation
+To log during a build:
+`Y.log("message", "console[method]", "module")`
+## Command Line flags
+-c, --config, --configfile Path to your config file, based on ./package.json
+-e, --extension File extension(s) to search for, defaults to ".js"
+-x, --exclude
+-v, --version
+-n, --norecurse
+-o, --outdir Directory to output to, defaults to "./out"
+-t, --themedir A custom theme directory
+## Commenting Markup Guide
+YUIDoc original Python build -
+(republished here for convenience, if that's ok)
+### Primary tags - Each comment block must have one (and only one) of the following tags
+- **module**: There must be one module per source tree. By convention, put your module declaration at the top of the file that contains the main class for your module.
+- **class**: The string identifying the functional class on its parent object; for example, the class for YAHOO.util.Event would be Event (and its @namespace would be "YAHOO.util").
+- **method**: The name of a method on the current class.
+- **event**: In YUI, events are [Custom Events][yui-customevents] fired off programmatically at interesting moments in a component's execution. The event tag is similar to method, but there is no return tag and its params are arguments passed to the event listener.
+- **property**: The name of a property on the current class.
+### Secondary tags - After choosing one of the four primary tags, you can further document a module, class, method, event or property with one or more of the following secondary tags.
+- **submodule**: YUI Doc supports the notion that a module is a submodule of a parent module. For example, in YUI 3.x anim-scroll is a submodule of anim. A submodule encompasses a subset of the parent module's functionality. To use submodule designation, provide the parent module's name as the module property and the submodule's name in the submodule property.
+- **namespace**: While it is optional to provide a namespace, it is recommended. This lets you describe your class just with the name: For example, YAHOO.util.Event has a namespace of YAHOO.util and a class of Event.
+- **extends**: Sets up an inheritance relationship between the current class and a parent class; API docs will show and link to items inherited from the parent class.
+- **config**: A config is a managed configuration attribute. In YUI parlance, this is typically an attribute created and managed with the Config class (part of the Container Family).
+- **attribute**: An attribute is a managed configuration attribute. In YUI parlance, this is typically an attribute created and managed with AttributeProvider (part of the [YUI Element Utility][[yui-element]]). An attribute is similar to a config, but YUI Doc will autogenerate documentation for the change events associated with the attribute as provided by Element. (Note: Unless you're using YUI and referring to an attribute managed by AttributeProvider, you should avoid using this tag.)
+- **constructor**: The presence of this tag (which requires no description) indicates that this class is instantiable.
+- **static**: If a class does not have a constructor, then the static tag should be present to signal that it is a static class.
+- **final**: For constants and for read-only configs and attributes.
+- **param**: Defined as @param {type} name description or @param name {type} description, params can be used with classes, methods and events.
+- **return**: Defined as @return {type} description.
+- **for**: Used to define an inner class:
+ /**
+ * An inner class
+ * @class foo
+ * @for OuterClass
+ */
+ After the class is done, you need to inform the parser to start working on the outer class again:
+ /**
+ * Another method for the outer class
+ * @method bar
+ * @for OuterClass
+ */
+- **type**: For properties, configs and attributes.
+- **private**: Privates by default are suppressed from the API docs. All methods and properties are assumed to be public unless marked as private.
+- **protected**: Used to designate members that should not be modified by implementers unless they are creating a subclass.
+- **requires**: Used to identify dependencies in the module declaration.
+- **default**: The default value of a property, config or attribute.
+- **uses**: For classes that use YAHOO.lang.augmentProto or YAHOO.lang.augmentObject. Optional method/properties (supplied to augmentProto or augmentObject) are not parsed by YUI Doc.
+ /**
+ * My method description. Like other pieces of your comment blocks,
+ * this can span multiple lines.
+ * @method methodName
+ */
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