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From: Ajit Khaparde <ajit.khaparde@broadcom.com>
To: Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net>
Cc: Asaf Penso <asafp@nvidia.com>, "users@dpdk.org" <users@dpdk.org>,
	dpdk-dev <dev@dpdk.org>,
	David Marchand <david.marchand@redhat.com>,
	Bruce Richardson <bruce.richardson@intel.com>,
	 Ferruh Yigit <ferruh.yigit@intel.com>,
	Jerin Jacob Kollanukkaran <jerinj@marvell.com>,
	 Akhil Goyal <gakhil@marvell.com>,
	Maxime Coquelin <maxime.coquelin@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-users] [DISCUSSION] code snippet documentation
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 17:02:59 -0700
Message-ID: <CACZ4nhtOEm2UqFVMEqUYgSjRj2wW7++p62taqF1752PYz2o4HQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <2236865.drsZmlonQt@thomas>

On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 1:29 PM Thomas Monjalon <thomas@monjalon.net> wrote:
> 15/07/2021 09:01, Asaf Penso:
> > Hello DPDK community,
> >
> > I would like to bring up a discussion about a way to have code snippets as an example for proper usage.
> > The DPDK tree is filled with great pieces of code that are well documented and maintained in high quality.
> > I feel we are a bit behind when we talk about usage examples.
> >
> > One way, whenever we implement a new feature, is to extend one of the test-* under the "app" folder.
> > This, however, provides means to test but doesn't provide a good usage example.
> >
> > Another way is to check the content of the "example" folder and whenever we have a BIG new feature it seems like a good place.
> > This, however, doesn't provide a good option when we talk about small features.
> > If, for example, we extend rte_flow with an extra action then providing a full-blown example application is somewhat an entry barrier.
> >
> > A third option could be to document it in one of the .rst files we have.
> > Obviously, this requires high maintenance and no option to assure it still compiles.
> >
> > I'd like to propose another approach that will address the main two issues: remove the entry barrier and assure compilation.
> > In this approach, inside the "examples" folder we'll create another folder for "snippets".
> > Inside "snippets" we'll have several files per category, for example, rte_flow_snippets.c
> > Each .c file will include a main function that calls the different use cases we want to give as an example.
> > The purpose is not to generate traffic nor read rx/tx packets from the DPDK ports.
> > The purpose is to have a good example that compiles properly.
> >
> > Taking the rte_flow_snippets.c as an example its main function would look like this:
> >
> > int
> > main(int argc, char **argv)
> > {
> >       rte_flow_snippet_match_5tuple_and_drop();
> >       rte_flow_snippet_match_geneve_ope_and_rss();
> >       ...
> >       Return 0;
> > }
> I think we need to have a policy or justification about which snippet
> is worth to have.
> My thought is to avoid creating snippets which have no other value
> than showing a function call.
> I think there is a value if the context is not simple.

I agree. Otherwise it will be cluttered with snippets.

> Please could you provide a more complex example?

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-23  0:03 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-15  7:01 Asaf Penso
2021-07-22 20:29 ` Thomas Monjalon
2021-07-23  0:02   ` Ajit Khaparde [this message]
2021-07-23 12:03     ` Ferruh Yigit
2021-07-25  4:53       ` Asaf Penso
2021-11-21 15:11         ` Asaf Penso

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