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Literate-programming-style documentation generator.

Project description

Dycco is a(nother) Python port of Docco, the original quick-and-dirty, hundred-line-long, literate-programming-style documentation generator. For an example and more information, see its self-generated docs.

This port of Docco has fewer features than the pimary Python port, Pycco. For instance, Dycco can generate documentation for Python files and nothing else. It was written mostly as a reason to play with Python’s AST.

You should probably use Pycco instead.


Use pip to install:

pip install dycco


Command Line Usage

Just pass dycco a list of files and it will generate documentation for each of them. By default, the generated documentation is put in a docs/ subdirectory:

$ dycco

Dycco can generate docs for multiple files at once:

$ dycco my_package/*.py

And you can control the output location:

$ dycco --output-dir=/path/to/docs my_package/*.py

All command line options are given below:

$ dycco --help


usage: dycco [-h] [-o OUTPUT_DIR] source_file [source_file ...]

Literate-style documentation generator.

positional arguments:
  source_file           Source files to document

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -o OUTPUT_DIR, --output-dir OUTPUT_DIR
                        Output directory (will be created if necessary)

Library Usage

Dycco can also be used as a plain old Python library:

>>> import dycco
>>> dycco.document('', 'my_output_dir')


Dycco is just a simple re-implementation of Docco, with some inspiration and template code from its primary Python port Pycco.

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