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Advanced D documentation engine
D HTML JavaScript CSS

DDOX documentation engine

This is an alternative documentation generator for programs written in the D programming language. It aims to be fully compatible with Ddoc (the documentation generator built into the D compiler). Additional features include:

  • Advanced page-per-symbol layout based on Diet templates
  • Full automatic cross-referencing
  • Automatically generated index, search database and site map
  • Filtering of symbols and modules based on their name and protection level
  • Integrated web server for fast local documentation serving
  • Directly embeddable into vibe.d applications

For real world examples see the vibe.d API documentation and the D standard library documentation.

Build Status

First steps

  1. Install dub
  2. Generate JSON for your project by adding the command line switches -D -X -Xfdocs.json to your DMD command line (Note that you may need to clean up all the generated .html files afterwards)
  3. Check out ddox and run dub build from its root folder

Filtering docs

You can filter the JSON file using ddox filter <path_to_json>.

The following command will filter out all modules starting with "core.sync.", except those starting with "core.sync.mutex" or "core.sync.condition". --in always takes precedence over --ex here. Additionally, all members with a protection lower than public will be filtered out.

./ddox filter path/to/docs.json --ex core.sync. --in core.sync.mutex --in core.sync.condition --min-protection Public

Serving the docs on localhost

Ensure your current working directory contains ddox's directory "public", or a modified version of it (otherwise the CSS stylings and JavaScript extras won't work).

cd path/to/ddox

Then, simply run the following command and go to

./ddox serve-html path/to/docs.json

Generating offline documentation

The following commands will generate HTML docs (along with the default CSS stylings and JavaScript extras) in the folder "destination/path/public":

cp -r path/to/ddox/public destination/path
./ddox generate-html path/to/docs.json destination/path/public
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