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- Subject: Re: LuaDoc
- From: Michal Kolodziejczyk <miko@...>
- Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 11:29:28 +0200
On 29.03.2011 03:44, Matthew Frazier wrote:
> On 03/28/2011 09:13 PM, Alexander Gladysh wrote:
>> I keep stumbling upon or hearing about a plethora of hacks that people
>> do to reuse LuaDoc for their code. (I, myself, never tried to use it
>> actually — being scared off by all these hacks.)
>> So, I have a question: why hack around and why not to fix the tool (or
>> write a new one for that matter)?
> Not sure, really. Here are a few issues I have with Luadoc:
> - The lack of ability to properly describe things like tables and
> classes. It's all just modules.
> - The fact that while in theory it supports any kind of output, it
> pretty much requires you to use HTML to mark up your descriptions. Being
> able to write docs in Markdown would be better.
> - Its reliance on API documentation rather than narrative documentation.
> This makes it hard to explain complex topics.
I use NaturalDocs: http://www.naturaldocs.org/
It is not ideal, but:
- can document many source languages at the same time (C/Lua/PHP/...)
- easily supports narrative docs
- output looks nice
So it gets the job done for me.