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Codedoc v3.0

Codedoc is a documentation generator that scans the specified C and C++ source files to produce an XML representation of globally accessible classes, constants, enumerations, functions, structures, typedefs, unions, and variables - the XML file is updated as necessary.

By default, a HTML representation of the XML file is written to the standard output. Codedoc also supports generating man pages and EPUB books.

Codedoc was originally bundled with the Mini-XML library as the mxmldoc utility.

Changes in v3.1

  • Fixed compile problems with Mini-XML v3.0.

Changes in v3.0

  • Fixed potential crash bugs in mxmldoc found by fuzzing.
  • The --header and --footer options now support markdown.
  • The mxmldoc program now sets the EPUB subject ("Programming").
  • Improved EPUB error reporting and output.
  • Man page output now uses the ISO date format (yyyy-mm-dd)
  • Dropped support for --framed basename since frame sets are deprecated in HTML 5.

Building Codedoc

Codedoc comes with a simple makefile that will work on most Linux/UNIX systems and macOS, and depends on ZLIB. Type make to build the software:


Installing Codedoc

To install the software, run sudo make install:

sudo make install

The default install prefix is /usr/local, which can be overridden using the prefix variable:

sudo make install prefix=/foo


The codedoc man page provides documentation on how to use it. Further documentation can be found in the file "".

Getting Help And Reporting Problems

The codedoc project page provides access to the Github issue tracking page:

Legal Stuff

Copyright © 2003-2019 by Michael R Sweet

Codedoc is licensed under the Apache License Version 2.0. See the files "LICENSE" and "NOTICE" for more information.