What tools are used to write and generate Python Librarydocumentation.

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Tue Sep 27 21:22:03 CEST 2005


Kenneth McDonald wrote:

> More seriously, there is a major problem with docstrings in that they
> can only document something that has a docstring; classes, functions,
> methods, and modules. But what if I have constants that are
> important? The only place to document them is in the module
> docstring, and everything else--examples, concepts, and so on--must
> be thrown in there as well. But there are no agreed on formats and
> processing pipelines that then allow such a large module docstring,
> plus other docstrings, to produce a good final document.

fwiw, that's one of reason why I developed PythonDoc (which supports
JavaDoc-style documentation for all the usual suspects, but also for con-
stants, attributes, and variables)

> It's too bad that there is no equivalent of d'oxygen for Python. That
> is a _nice_ program.

doesn't doxygen support Python?

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