# [PATCH 6/9] doc: Added \code tags around sample code in doxygen comments

Pekka Paalanen ppaalanen at gmail.com
Fri Nov 28 03:01:55 PST 2014

```On Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:00:07 -0800
Bill Spitzak <spitzak at gmail.com> wrote:

> More experiments, this time with Doxygen 1.8.6. Apparently the ~~~
> markers (called "Markdown support" or "Fenced code blocks") were
> introduced in 1.8. Maybe config needs to check for this? Indeed ~~~
> produces code samples now.
>
> It appears aliases (but not other commands) work inside ~~~. They do not
> work inside \code.
>
> There is a bug that causes asterisks: if a \code is anywhere earlier in
> the source code (ie it can be in a different comment block) then when a
> \comment is encountered in ~~~ it puts the asterisks on the start of
> every remaining line. I would assume this is a Doxygen bug.
>
> I think the fix is to remove \code everywhere and use the (nicer-looking
> imho) ~~~ delimiters. It may also be useful to require the new Doxygen
> in config.

Yeah, going back to ~~~ sounds good.

Doxygen 1.8.0 was released in Feb 2012. I'm not sure about making it a
hard requirement if one is building the docs, but we could at least warn