A tool for collecting documentation roots from different libraries

v0.1.0 2014-03-22 10:02 UTC


This library provides a tool for collecting different documentation roots from all over your project and combine them into one table of contents file, which will be your project documentation.

Installing Sphinx

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For PHP and/or Symfony-related documentation

Install Sphinx PHP extensions by Fabien Potencier ( using Composer:

composer require --dev fabpot/sphinx-php:1.*

Then add the extensions:

# in

import sys


sys.path.insert(0, os.path.abspath('../../vendor/fabpot/sphinx-php'))

extensions = [..., 'sensio.sphinx.refinclude', 'sensio.sphinx.configurationblock', 'sensio.sphinx.phpcode']

Configure the PHP lexer to work for code samples without a PHP open tag:

from sphinx.highlighting import lexers
from pygments.lexers.web import PhpLexer

# enable highlighting for PHP code not between ``<?php ... ?>`` by default
lexers['php'] = PhpLexer(startinline=True)
lexers['php-annotations'] = PhpLexer(startinline=True)

primary_domain = 'php'

api_url = ''


php bin/collect.php build/documentation --library-dir=src/Acme/*/ --library-dir=vendor/acme/*/

The first argument should be the Sphinx documentation directory. Then you need to supply one or more --library-dir options. Those will be used to scan for /meta/doc directories containing an index.rst file. For each of these "documentation roots" a symlink will be created in the build directory. Finally a fresh table of contents is automatically generated: it collects all the index.rst files from all over the project.