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Lightweight docstring to markdown converter

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Very lightweight docstring to Markdown converter.

License

Copyright © 2013 Thomas Gläßle t_glaessle@gmx.de

This work is free. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Do What The Fuck You Want To Public License, Version 2, as published by Sam Hocevar. See the COPYING file for more details.

This program is free software. It comes without any warranty, to the extent permitted by applicable law.

Description

Little convenience tool to extract docstrings from a module or class and convert them to GitHub Flavoured Markdown:

https://help.github.com/articles/github-flavored-markdown

Its purpose is to quickly generate README.md files for small projects.

API

The interface consists of the following functions:

  • doctrim(docstring)
  • doc2md(docstring, title)

You can run this script from the command line like:

$ doc2md.py [-a] [--no-toc] [-t title] module-name [class-name] > README.md

Limitations

At the moment this is suited only for a very specific use case. It is hardly forseeable, if I will decide to improve on it in the near future.

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