So, as a recap after about a week of work, there are now two main documentation bodies springing up for S2. I think there's currently enough space both for beginner and more advanced level documentation within those two sets.S2 Guide
: The Language Tutorial
is filling out nicely as a first draft. However, the more I work at it in its current state, the more I think it's going to need to be rearranged for better flow at teaching beginners. The Style System Overview
has a little bit of content, but is still kind of clunky. But the Troubleshooting section
has some pretty awesome stuff right now, if I do say so myself. Haven't yet started on the Core2 Overview, Backend, Glossary, or Language Reference (a more concise version of the Language Tutorial, for cheatsheet checking or referral by people who already know programming).S2 Cookbook
: This starts out with a testbed layout
that lets people have a really simple environment to test out code bits. A couple example pages starting to get filled in are strings
and on Dates
has pointed out that the advanced page points to defunct documentation URLs. What's worse, the layout editor does, too. Hopefully we can point it at the S2 guide instead, or the core2 layer documentation.
* Doing this documentation has also given me several ideas for built in functions to add. For instance, S2 has a split function for strings, but no "join" function for string arrays. Why is there no join function! Does anybody have any input on that?
* Some people have already been diving in to tweaking and editing! Thank you murklins
for your assistance. And thank you everybody who gave your input on the last post on this topic!
has some suggestions up regarding this area: Your Layers page: redesign layers table as a tree
, Styles: Add links to Your Layers
, and Improve the S2 Compiler
. They're making me think that instead of wee changes, each area should just go through a redesign. What do you
envision the advanced customization area operating like?