Documentation generation

A documentation generator is a programming tool that generates software documentation intended for programmers (API documentation) or end users (End-user Guide), or both, from a set of specially commented source code files, and in some cases, binary files.

Document generation can be divided in several type of documents:

  • Batch documents (all automated documents)
  • Interactive documents (documents that can not be produced automatically)
  • Text block correspondence (documents created based on pre-defined text blocks)
  • Forms (forms for websites)

You can place every type of document you come across in one of these categories. A lot of software solutions are offered on the Internet that can automate these processes. In particular, some integrated development environments provide interactive access to documentation, code metadata, etc.

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