[petsc-dev] documentation webpage is broken

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Feb 8 20:00:17 CST 2011

On Feb 8, 2011, at 4:12 PM, Aron Ahmadia wrote:

> link to the source of DMCreateGlobalVector from http://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/petsc-as/snapshots/petsc-dev/docs/manualpages/DM/DMCreateGlobalVector.html
> goes to a broken url: http://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/petsc-as/snapshots/petsc-dev/src/dm/da/interface/dm.c.html#DMCreateGlobalVector
> the functional url is: http://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/petsc-as/snapshots/petsc-dev/src/dm/interface/dm.c.html


    Something is seriously wrong with the development version of the online docs. The old location http://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/petsc-as/snapshots/petsc-dev/src/dm/da/interface/dm.c.html#DMCreateGlobalVector was changed months ago. Is something not being properly rebuilt?

> Also, this really annoys me:
> 234: PetscErrorCode  DMCreateGlobalVector(DM dm,Vec *vec)
> 235: 
> {
> 239: 
>   (*dm->ops->createglobalvector)(dm,vec);
> 240:   return
> (0);
> 241: }
> I went through the documentation to find out how DMCreateGlobalVector is implemented.  What's the mnemonic for finding the definition of the above function (or I guess, multiple definitions since this appears to be a 'virtual function' in C).
> A

  You should use Emacs etags to do this kind of thing. See http://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/petsc-as/snapshots/petsc-dev/docs/manual.pdf section 13.8 To find all the implementations use meta . functionname then meta 0 meta . to go to the next etc etc.  No pain.


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