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ajdoc General Commands Manual ajdoc


ajdoc — generate HTML API documentation, including crosscutting struc‐


ajdoc [ -bootclasspath classpathlist ] [ -class‐
path classpathlist ] [-d path] [-help] [-package] [-pro‐
tected] [-private] [-public] [-overview overviewFile] [
-sourcepath sourcepathlist ] [-verbose] [-version] [source‐
files… | packages… | @file… | -argfile file… ] [ ajc
options ]

ajdoc renders HTML documentation for AspectJ constructs as well as the
Java constructs that javadoc renders. In addition ajdoc displays the
crosscutting nature in the form of links. That means, for example, that
you can see everything affecting a method when reading the documenta‐
tion for the method.

To run ajdoc, use one of the scripts in the AspectJ bin directory. The
ajdoc implementation builds on Sun’s javadoc command line tool, and you
use it in the same way with many of the same options (javadoc options
are not documented here; for more information on javadoc usage, see the
Javadoc homepage http://java.sun.com/j2se/javadoc/) .

As with ajc (but unlike javadoc), you pass ajdoc all your aspect source
files and any files containing types affected by the aspects; it’s
often easiest to just pass all the .java and .aj files in your system.
Unlike ajc, ajdoc will try to find package sources using the specified
sourcepath if you list packages on the command line.

To provide an argfile listing the source files, you can use use the
same argfile (@filename) conventions as with ajc. For example, the
following documents all the source files listed in argfile.lst, sending
the output to the docDir output directory.

ajdoc -d docDir @argfile.lst

See the ajc documentation for details on the text file format.

ajdoc honours ajc options. See the ajc documentation for details on
these options.

ajdoc currently requires the tools.jar from J2SE 1.3 to be on the
classpath. Normally the scripts set this up, assuming that your
JAVA_HOME variable points to an appropriate installation of Java.
You may need to provide this jar when using a different version of Java
or a JRE.

Documenting Spacewar

· Change into the examples directory.

· Type mkdir doc destination directory for the documentation.

· Type ajdoc -private -d doc spacewar coordination

· (Use -private to get all members, since may of the inter‐
esting ones in spacewar are not public.)

· Type ajdoc -private -d doc @spacewar/demo.lst to use the argfile
associated with Spacewar.

· To view the documentation, open the file index.html in the doc
directory using a web browser.


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