docstrings => RestructuredText => Sphinx => Nice html docs (?)

Infinity77 andrea.gavana at
Wed Oct 1 23:10:26 CEST 2008

Hi All,

    I apologize in advance if my question sounds dumb. I googled back
and forth but my google-fu today is not working very well...
I have seen the new style Python html documentation, which is
extremely nice, and by reading here and there I have seen that it has
been generated using Georg Brandl's Sphinx package (http://
Now, I have an open source application I am documenting, and I would
like to use the new html style, so I thought: to use Sphinx to obtain
the same result. The problem is, I don't know if there is a tool out
there which will extract docstrings from my module and convert them to
a RestructuredText formal which may be (almost) directly fed into
Sphinx to get the html help.
Maybe I am asking the impossible, or maybe it is much easier than I
thought, but I can't find a solution, so I thought to ask here...

Thank you in advance for your suggestions.


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