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

Benjamin musiccomposition at
Thu Oct 2 04:43:17 CEST 2008

On Oct 1, 4:10 pm, Infinity77 <andrea.gav... at> wrote:
> 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...

Sphinx has an extension called autodoc that can extract docs from
> Thank you in advance for your suggestions.
> Andrea.

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