Software

MakeHelp released

Rik Griffin has recently released a “C99” manual in StrongHelp and HTML formats – which he explains is an ongoing work, and that he’ll be making a new version available soon. This manual was created using what Rik describes as “a ‘documentation generation system’, albeit a very slimline one.”

The tool is called MakeHelp“, and using it programmers can embed documentation inside their C source code, using markup in “active comments”. When run, MakeHelp will scan the source code and generate a StrongHelp or HTML manual by parsing what is in those comments.

While other documentation generation systems are available, the main advantage of MakeHelp is that it will create StrongHelp manuals, complete with keyword look-up from your favourite editor.