ncuesta/pinocchio

Annotated Source generator for PHP (port of Docco)

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Annotated Source generator for PHP (port of Docco). This library has been inspired by Phrocco.

Pinocchio crawls the source files on a project and automatically generates annotated source HTML pages that serve both as self-documented projects and API-like documentation.

You may see the annotated source of Pinnochio, for an example.

Key benefits

  • Easy to use
  • Almost no requirements (only PHP >= 5.3.6)
  • Configurable and customizable
  • Makes projects self-documented

Installation

You can install Pinocchio using Composer. It is more likely that you'll use Pinocchio as a development library and not as one that will actually be required for the use of your project, so you might want to use it as a dev requirement in your composer.json file like this:

{
    "require-dev": {
        "ncuesta/pinocchio": "dev-master"
    }
}

Once you have that, you can install it providing the --dev flag:

$ composer install --dev

If Composer complains about stability issues, you might need to add a minimum-stability key to the composer.json file like follows:

{
    "require-dev": {
        "ncuesta/pinocchio": "dev-master"
    },
    "minimum-stability": "dev"
}

Usage

Once installed via Composer you can use Pinocchio directly from the command-line interface as follows. Please note that vendor/bin/pinocchio is the path to Pinocchio's executable, and that vendor/bin is the directory in which Composer installs any vendor binary files by default. If you have changed this path, be sure that you are running Pinocchio from your specific one.

So, running:

$ php vendor/bin/pinocchio

will crawl for any source files under ./src directory and will generate their corresponding annotated source files under ./output. See below for further customization of this behavior.

Configuration

Pinocchio can be configured in many ways. You can provide your configuration options when running the script, have your settings taken from a configuration file located on the root of your project, or a combination of both.

The order in which option sources are considered is:

  1. Command-line arguments
  2. Configuration file values
  3. Default values

Configuration options

Here is a list of all the configuration options and their acceptable values:

  • source (string): The path to the source directory to crawl for sources.
  • output (string): The path to the output directory in which generated files will be saved.
  • template (string): The path to the template to use for each source file.
  • css (array): A set of CSS files to use inside the template.
  • ignore (string): A regular expression that if matched by any path inside the source directory, will exclude such path from the crawled files.
  • silent (boolean): A value indicating whether the logger should be silent or output things.
  • logger (string): A fully-qualified class name to use as Logger class. This class should implement \Pinocchio\Logger\LoggerInterface.
  • logger_opts (array): A set of options that will be provided to the Logger upon its initialization. Note that the default Logger class does not take any option into account.
  • skip_index (boolean): If true, no index file will be generated. Otherwise, an index.html file will be created at the output directory with links to the different files, as presented in the index_template template.
  • index_template (string): The path to the template to use for the index file. Only applicable when skip_index is true.
  • index_title (string): The title to add to the index file.

Configuration as arguments

When running Pinocchio you can pass arguments that will be considered as configuration options. For instance:

$ php vendor/bin/pinocchio --source src --output annotated-source

Will tell Pinocchio that the source option has been set to src and output to annotated-source.

Configuration file

If a file named pinocchio.json is found at the directory in which you invoke Pinocchio (namely your project's root), it will be used as an configuration source. For instance:

{
    "source":   "lib",
    "output":   "doc",
    "template": "path/to/some/template.php",
    "css":      ["stylesheet_1.css", "path/to/stylesheet_2.css"],
    "ignore":   "/ignore\s+me\s+regex/i",
    "silent":   true
}

Default values

All configuration values have a sensible default value so that you don't have to configure anything. Here is a list of all the default values for the different configuration options:

  • source: 'src'.
  • output: 'output'.
  • template: A built-in template based on Docco's template.
  • css: A built-in stylesheet based on Docco's stylesheet.
  • ignore: '/^\./'. Dot-files are ignored by default.
  • silent: false. Everything is logged by default. Don't worry, it's not that verbose.
  • logger: '\Pinocchio\Logger\StandardLogger'. Default class, you can specify a fully-qualified one if you want. Please note that it should implement \Pinocchio\Logger\LoggerInterface.
  • logger_opts: [] (an empty array). No options are provided to the logger by default.
  • skip_index: false.
  • index_template: A built-in template that simply links to every parsed source file.
  • index_title: 'Source files'.

Contributing

Pinocchio is an Open Source project and hence any collaborations, suggestions or whatsoever are welcome. For any of those matters, please use the Issues or create Pull Requests.

License

Pinocchio is licensed under the MIT License. Here you have the boring legal stuff:

Copyright (c) 2012 José Nahuel Cuesta Luengo

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of
this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in
the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to
use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of
the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so,
subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all
copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS
OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER
IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN
CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.