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Scala example source code file (DocFactory.scala)

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Scala tags/keywords

batchsourcefile, classnotfoundexception, compiler, indexer, list, nocompilerrunexception, none, nsc, reflection, scaladocglobal, some, string, universer, utilities

The DocFactory.scala Scala example source code

/* NSC -- new Scala compiler
 * Copyright 2007-2013 LAMP/EPFL
 * @author  David Bernard, Manohar Jonnalagedda

package doc

import scala.util.control.ControlThrowable
import reporters.Reporter
import scala.reflect.internal.util.BatchSourceFile

/** A documentation processor controls the process of generating Scala
  * documentation, which is as follows.
  * * A simplified compiler instance (with only the front-end phases enabled)
  * * is created, and additional `sourceless` comments are registered.
  * * Documentable files are compiled, thereby filling the compiler's symbol table.
  * * A documentation model is extracted from the post-compilation symbol table.
  * * A generator is used to transform the model into the correct final format (HTML).
  * A processor contains a single compiler instantiated from the processor's
  * `settings`. Each call to `document` uses the same compiler instance with
  * the same symbol table. In particular, this implies that the scaladoc site
  * obtained from a call to `run` will contain documentation about files compiled
  * during previous calls to the same processor's `run` method.
  * @param reporter The reporter to which both documentation and compilation errors will be reported.
  * @param settings The settings to be used by the documenter and compiler for generating documentation.
  * @author Gilles Dubochet */
class DocFactory(val reporter: Reporter, val settings: doc.Settings) { processor =>
  /** The unique compiler instance used by this processor and constructed from its `settings`. */
  object compiler extends ScaladocGlobal(settings, reporter)

  /** Creates a scaladoc site for all symbols defined in this call's `source`,
    * as well as those defined in `sources` of previous calls to the same processor.
    * @param source The list of paths (relative to the compiler's source path,
    *        or absolute) of files to document or the source code. */
  def makeUniverse(source: Either[List[String], String]): Option[Universe] = {
    assert(settings.docformat.value == "html")
    source match {
      case Left(files) =>
        new compiler.Run() compile files
      case Right(sourceCode) =>
        new compiler.Run() compileSources List(new BatchSourceFile("newSource", sourceCode))

    if (reporter.hasErrors)
      return None

    val extraTemplatesToDocument: Set[compiler.Symbol] = {
      if (settings.docUncompilable.isDefault) Set()
      else {
        val uncompilable = new {
          val global: compiler.type = compiler
          val settings = processor.settings
        } with Uncompilable { }

        compiler.docComments ++= uncompilable.comments
        docdbg("" + uncompilable)


    val modelFactory = (
      new { override val global: compiler.type = compiler }
        with model.ModelFactory(compiler, settings)
        with model.ModelFactoryImplicitSupport
        with model.ModelFactoryTypeSupport
        with model.diagram.DiagramFactory
        with model.CommentFactory
        with model.TreeFactory
        with model.MemberLookup {
          override def templateShouldDocument(sym: compiler.Symbol, inTpl: DocTemplateImpl) =
            extraTemplatesToDocument(sym) || super.templateShouldDocument(sym, inTpl)

    modelFactory.makeModel match {
      case Some(madeModel) =>
        if (!settings.scaladocQuietRun)
          println("model contains " + modelFactory.templatesCount + " documentable templates")
      case None =>
        if (!settings.scaladocQuietRun)
          println("no documentable class found in compilation units")

  object NoCompilerRunException extends ControlThrowable { }

  val documentError: PartialFunction[Throwable, Unit] = {
    case NoCompilerRunException =>, "No documentation generated with unsuccessful compiler run", force = false)
    case _: ClassNotFoundException =>

  /** Generate document(s) for all `files` containing scaladoc documenataion.
    * @param files The list of paths (relative to the compiler's source path, or absolute) of files to document. */
  def document(files: List[String]) {
    def generate() = {
      import doclet._
      val docletClass    = Class.forName(settings.docgenerator.value) // default is html.Doclet
      val docletInstance = docletClass.newInstance().asInstanceOf[Generator]

      docletInstance match {
        case universer: Universer =>
          val universe = makeUniverse(Left(files)) getOrElse { throw NoCompilerRunException }
          universer setUniverse universe

          docletInstance match {
            case indexer: Indexer => indexer setIndex model.IndexModelFactory.makeIndex(universe)
            case _                => ()
        case _ => ()

    try generate()
    catch documentError

  private[doc] def docdbg(msg: String) {
    if (settings.Ydocdebug)

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