ROBODoc – automating the software documentation process

ROBODoc is a program documentation tool. The idea is for every function or procedure to include a standard header containing all sorts of information about the procedure or function. ROBODoc extracts these headers from the source file and puts them in a separate autodocs-file. ROBODoc therefore allows users to include the program documentation in the source code and avoid having to maintain two separate documents.

ROBODoc can format the headers in a number of different formats: HTML, RTF, LaTeX, or XML DocBook. In HTML mode it can generate cross links between headers. You can even include parts of your source code.

ROBODoc works with many programming languages: For example C, Pascal, Shell Scripts, Assembler, COBOL, Occam, Postscript, Forth, Tcl/Tk, C++, Java — basically any program in which remarks or comments can be used.

Features include:

  • Supports:
    • HTML.
    • CHM.
    • RTF.
    • PDF.
    • LaTeX.
    • PostScript.
    • man pages.
    • DocBook.
  • Documents:
    • Functions.
    • Methods.
    • Classes.
    • Variables.
    • Makefile entries.
    • System tests.
    • and more…

Website: rfsber.home.xs4all.nl/Robo/robodoc.html
Support: User Manual
Developer: Frans Slothouber, Jacco van Weert, Petteri Kettunen, Bernd Koesling, and many others
License: GNU GPL v3 or later

ROBODoc is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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