A documentation generator is a programming tool that generates documentation intended for programmers and end users, from a set of commented source code files, and in certain cases, binary files.
This type of tool is designed especially for programmers who do not like writing documents with LibreOffice Writer or other types of word processor.
By using these open source tools, developers can produce high quality technical documentation within a few minutes, and at no cost at all.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 9 advanced Linux documentation generators. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who wants to generate documentation.
Here’s our verdict captured in a legendary LinuxLinks-style ratings chart.
Click the links in the table below to learn more about each program.
|Generate API documentation in HTML format
|Complete documentation solution for PHP
|Documentation system for C, C++, Java, Python and other languages
|Create intelligent and beautiful documentation for Python projects
|Ruby documentation tool
|Literate-programming-style documentation generator
|Documentation generator that supports 21 different languages
|Documentation tool similar to Javadoc
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