Commit 78ba39b0 authored by Andrew Parker's avatar Andrew Parker

Merge pull request #20 from hkenney/maint/master/pdoc-11_update_readme_with_examples_and_resources

(PDOC-13) Update README with examples and resources
parents 406432d1 eafe3eaa
--exclude lib/puppetx/yardoc/yard/templates
--exclude lib/puppetx/puppetlabs/strings/yard/templates/
--exclude lib/puppetx/puppetlabs/strings/yard/code_objects/host_class_object.rb
......@@ -9,7 +9,6 @@ the `puppet doc` command once feature parity has been achieved.
In order to run strings you need to have the following software installed:
* Ruby 1.9.3 or newer
......@@ -22,7 +21,6 @@ on the [Puppet Forge]( and can b
Running Puppet Strings
If you cloned the repository into your `modulepath` and installed the needed
gems, you can do the following to document a module:
......@@ -43,6 +41,63 @@ documentation for all your modules using the `server` action:
$ puppet strings server
Writing Compatible Documentation
Since the strings module is built around YARD, a few different comment formats can be used.
YARD can work with RDoc, meaning it is backwards compatible with previously documented modules.
Feel free to try out strings with RDoc, but we are planning to move to Markdown as the standard.
You can configure which you would like YARD to use by adding a `.yardopts` file to the root of
your module directory which specifies the desired format:
--markup markdown
While we have yet to decide exactly how documentation should work in the future, here are some
very basic examples to get you started using the strings module. These are very much subject
to change as we continue to work out a style guide.
Here's an example of how you might document a 4x function:
# When given two numbers, returns the one that is larger.
# You could have a several line description here if you wanted,
# but I don't have much to say about this function.
# @example using two integers
# $bigger_int = max(int_one, int_two)
# @return [Integer] the larger of the two parameters
# @param num_a [Integer] the first number to be compared
# @param num_b [Integer] the second number to be compared
Puppet::Functions.create_function(:max) do
def max(num_a, num_b)
num_a >= num_b ? num_a : num_b
And here's an example of how you might document a class:
# Class: Example
# This class is meant to serve as an example of how one might
# want to document a manifest in a way that is compatible.
# with the strings module
# @example when declaring the example class
# include example
# @param first_arg The first parameter for this class
# @param second_arg The second paramter for this class
class example (
$first_arg = $example::params::first_arg,
$second_arg = $exampe::params::second_arg,
) { }
Here are a few other good resources for getting started with documentation:
* [Module README Template](
* [YARD Getting Started Guide](
* [YARD Tags Overview](
See [LICENSE]( file.
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