Hi, (1) I want to document the project i am working in. What i did earlier was copied hundreds of files to a common directory and tried javadoc -private *.java . But i did not know that there is a option to that javadoc will itself find out all the java files to document in a directory structure. Want to know of that parameter from u guys. (2) If a few of my java files are not properly coded (so will give javac compiler error), then would javadoc not create the html pages?
as to your second question: you are correct in your assumption. javadoc first compiles the code using javac then generates the html, therefore if your files wont compile , it wont generate help for them either (or should it be neither)
I've heard rumors that the newest Javadoc will traverse source directories recursively, but I don't know if that's true or not. What I usually do is I create a text file that contains the names of all the packages in my project, then I pass this textfile as a paramater to javadoc via the @files paramater. Also, you are correct that the source files must compile. Javadoc actually pre-parses the sourcecode by calling javac on your source files, so if they won't compile, it won't create any javadocs for them.
Thnx Roy & Rob....i have tested my second assumption that i was correct. So the files that won't compile should be out of the folder. The first query should be true as i have heard....so still waiting .....