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Mastering Python by Rick van Hattem

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The Sphinx documentation generator

The Sphinx documentation generator was created in 2008 for the Python 2.6 release to replace the old LaTeX documentation for Python. It's a generator that makes it almost trivial to generate documentation for programming projects, but even outside of the programming world it can be easily used. Within programming projects, there is specific support for the following domains (programming languages):

  • Python
  • C
  • C++
  • Javascript
  • reStructuredText

Outside of these languages, there are extensions available for many other languages such as CoffeeScript, MATLAB, PHP, Ruby Lisp, Go, and Scala. And if you're simply looking for snippet code highlighting, the Pygments highlighter which is used internally supports over 120 languages ...

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