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Doxygen Magically Turns Source Code into Documentation

Jul 26, 2011, 00:01 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

[ Thanks to Lee Schlesinger for this link. ]

"Doxygen is not quite magical, though it comes close. To use it, you simply document your program with good comments in a form that Doxygen understands. Doxygen then parses the code and comments and transforms them into nicely formatted output files. Using comments as documentation keeps everything in one place, making life easier for hard-working coders.

"Doxygen also has the ability to extract the code structure from uncommented source code files, which is a wonderful thing when you're trying to understand strange code (including your own). Doxygen understands the code; it is much more than just a another set of formatting tags."

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