What are the best open-source documentation generators for C/C++?

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    Doxygen is the de facto standard tool for generating documentation from annotated C++ sources.


    Keith Griffin
    Written on February 3, 2017
    "One of the most boring things as a programmer is documenting your code. Doxygen is a utility to help/assist in doing so. It can generate convenient html and/or offline documentation for your code."
  2. 4


    Robodoc keeps documentation in sync with source code to avoid the classic problem of having the code and the documentation in different files that requires different editors Robodoc lets you reformat the documentation in HTML, XML DocBook, TROFF, ASCII, LaTeX or RTF format. This makes it easier to keep your documentation in sync with your source code. ROBODoc works with C, C++, Fortran, Perl, shell scripts, Assembler, DCL, DB/C, Tcl/Tk, Forth, Lisp, COBOL, Occam, Basic, HTML, Clarion, and any other language that supports remarks. 


    Harold Fox
    Written on March 20, 2017
    "I have been dealing with this problem for years, and after one day of using Robodoc I am totally stoked. This will improve my work flow no doubt about it. I can switch back and forth with ease between my code and my documentation. Sweet!"
  3. 4

    #3Natural Docs

    Natural Docs
    Natural Docs is an open-source documentation generator for different programming languages.  You document your code in a regular syntax that reads like plain English.  Natural Docs then scans your code and builds high-quality HTML documentation


    Douglas Johnston
    Written on April 25, 2017
    "I'm a budding web designer and looking for a documentation generator that takes code and presents it in plain English. Natural Docs has been the best I've found for rendering code into natural, readable syntax, and for supporting multiple computer languages. Best of all, Natural Docs is totally free!"
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    Doxys is an open source documentation tool for c/c++. It presents the code on a structured format that is easy to navigate on a set of HTML pages. 



    Alexander Peters
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "I use Doxys to document my C++ code. I also really liked how the code can be presented in a simple structure that is easy to read."


Best What are the best open-source documentation generators for C/C++
1DoxygenWebsites 9 Free
2ROBODocWebsites 4 Free
3Natural DocsWebsites 4 Free
4DoxysWebsites 1 Free

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