from time to time I am ask about how to use ROOT IO dictionaries in a stand alone C++ project.
I pushed the code into the github, but maybe it can be a beneficial if it is adapted and distributed as part of the ROOT examples or tutorials.
The code creates a shared library and a ROOT dictionary for a given class, which is later used to write and read from a TTree.
The ROOT documentation has improved a lot since I wrote that example, but I was not able to find a complete minimal working example of this ROOT feature.
I am at your disposal and happy to contribute
Many thanks for the contribution! A simple example as this can actually be added as a tutorial, probably under
tutorials/tree/. Usually, tutorial files include inline comments describing each step and/or general considerations.
Are you up for making a pull request on the ROOT repository for this? Otherwise, we could discuss other possibilities.
Indeed, last year we dedicated two weeks to improve the documentation. We are happy to hear that the results are visible!
I would be happy to do a PR on the ROOT repo
In a form of a tutorial ?
I was thinking to add the code inside a dedicated folder, something like
as this other existing example:
tutorials/webgui/qtweb/, with dedicated README.md and CMakelists files inside
would you prefer to just expand the webpage?
Any preference, @couet?
IMHO, a tutorial would be awesome, provided that the documentation is extended (e.g., by explaining the required steps).
Yes may be a dedicated folder is better. But as it is in
tree I think we should ask @pcanal who is responsible of that part of the ROOT code. That’s up to him to decide.