[Mono-list] Documentation Generation

Chris Hynes chrish@assistedsolutions.com
Wed, 25 Jul 2001 14:23:18 -0400

>>> Is anybody working on writing a documentation generator yet?  If not,
> considering finishing up my class library assignments and focusing on that
> for a while.

That sounds pretty nice!

What kind of approach are you taking to this problem?  One thing you
could do is to start from the MCS compiler, and instead of ignoring
the comments, keep track of the comments, so you can use the same C#
parser (which is for all practical purposes complete: it parses
itself) and use that to generate accurate documentation.<<
I have a (partially completed) implementation of a documentation generator
that uses the C# doc comments and reflection to generate an XML document. I
also wrote an HTML page that views the HTML. I can email them to you if you
want to look at them.