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Procedure to check for valid Sphinx ReST docstrings

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docstringtest is a small package for regression testing of docstrings in Python code. It checks that all appropriate methods and functions are using ReST docstrings with parameter information so that nice documentation can be generated. This format looks like:

def example_function(varA,varB):
   """
   This function does nothing

   :param varA: The first variable
   :param varB: The second variable
   :type varA: The type of the first variable
   :type varB: The type of the second variable
   """
   pass

It makes it easy to check that the docstrings match with the current parameters so that documentation doesn’t become out-of-step with the code.

If you wanted to add docstringtest to a standard test algorithm, it would simply be something like this

import mymodule
import docstringtest

def test_docstringtest():
        docstringtest.testModule(mymodule)

Installation

You can install “docstringtest” via pip from PyPI:

$ pip install docstringtest

Contributing

Contributions are very welcome.

License

Distributed under the terms of the MIT license, “docstringtest” is free and open source software

Issues

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