Oct 14, '03 10:16:00AM • Contributed by: Nimitz
As a php coder, I'm sometimes overwhelmed by the sheer volume of code I'm writing. Then I stumbled on Doxygen, a documentation generator which reads your code and generates standard documentation pages about it. Aside from HTML, you can also generate LaTex, RTF, Postscript, Hyperlinked PDF's and Unix man pages. There's a Mac OS X version available if you don't like to compile it yourself.
How does it work? Doxygen runs from the prompt and reads a configuration file you have to prepare (once). The generated ouput is then ready to use. Of course, if you extend your comments in your code with the doxygen tags (like: author, version, to-do, etc.), your output will become more useful, as doxygen does cross-referencing and the works!