A documentation generator is a programming tool that generates software documentation intended for programmers (API documentation) or end users (end-user guide), or both, from a set of source code files, and in some cases, binary files. Some generators, such Javadoc, can use special comments to drive the generation. Doxygen is an example of a generator that can use all of these methods.
Document generation can be divided in several types:
Some integrated development environments provide interactive access to documentation, code metadata, etc.
Edited: 2021-06-18 12:36:37