Sphinx for API documentation

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Thu Mar 5 22:22:53 CET 2009

2009/3/5 andrew cooke <andrew at acooke.org>:
> Benjamin Peterson wrote:
>> Paul Hildebrandt <paul_hildebrandt <at> yahoo.com> writes:
>>> I really like the look of Sphinx BUT I want autogenerated
>>> documentation like Epydoc/doxygen.  Does anyone know of a frontend for
>>> Sphix that will make it work like Epydoc?
>> There's a Sphinx extension called autodoc which should help you.
> i am only vaguely remembering here, but iirc that helps you generate
> something rather like python's own documentation for classes.  it's
> nothing like as complete as epydoc.  i was in the same situation and ended
> up using both.  you can link back + forth without too much bother.  it's a
> bit of an aesthetic shock (to put it politely) going from sphinx to
> epydoc, but it's a lot more useful for someone who wants to see source
> etc.

Basically it lets you use reST in docstrings. See


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