[lldb-dev] [RFC] Using Sphinx to generate documentation

Bruce Mitchener via lldb-dev lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Dec 6 09:09:17 PST 2018

I like this a lot!

I commented on the patch since I didn't see this thread at the time, but
it'd be interesting to perhaps replace Epydoc with Sphinx as well.

 - Bruce

On Fri, Dec 7, 2018 at 12:02 AM Jonas Devlieghere via lldb-dev <
lldb-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> The current LLDB website is written in HTML which is hard to maintain. We
> have quite a bit of HTML code checked in which can make it hard to
> differentiate between documentation written by us and documentation
> generated by a tool. Furthermore I think text/RST files provide a lower
> barrier for new or casual contributors to fix or update.
> In line with the other LLVM projects I propose generating the
> documentation with Sphix. I created a patch (
> https://reviews.llvm.org/D55376) that adds a new target docs-lldb-html
> when -DLLVM_ENABLE_SPHINX:BOOL is enabled. I've ported over some pages to
> give an idea of what this would look like in-tree. Before continuing with
> this rather tedious work I'd like to get feedback form the community.
> Initially I started with the theme used by Clang because it's a default
> theme and doesn't require configuration. If we want to keep the sidebar we
> could use the one used by LLD.
> Please let me know what you think.
> Thanks,
> Jonas
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