5. API documentation and generated content

5.1. test_py_module

Test Module for sphinx_rtd_theme.

class test_py_module.test.Foo(qux, spam=False)[source]

Docstring for class Foo.

This text tests for the formatting of docstrings generated from output sphinx.ext.autodoc. Which contain reST, but sphinx nests it in the <dl>, and <dt> tags. Also, <tt> is used for class, method names and etc, but those will always have the .descname or .descclassname class.

Normal <tt> (like the <tt> I just wrote here) needs to be shown with the same style as anything else with ``this type of markup``.

It’s common for programmers to give a code example inside of their docstring:

from test_py_module import Foo

myclass = Foo()
myclass.dothismethod('with this argument')
myclass.flush()

print(myclass)

Here is a link to capitalize(). Here is a link to __init__().

__init__(qux, spam=False)[source]

Start the Foo.

Parameters:
  • qux (string) – The first argument to initialize class.
  • spam (bool) – Spam me yes or no…
__weakref__

list of weak references to the object (if defined)

add(val1, val2)[source]

Return the added values.

Parameters:
  • val1 (int) – First number to add.
  • val2 (int) – Second number to add.
Return type:

int

another_function(a, b, **kwargs)[source]

Here is another function.

Parameters:
  • a (int) – The number of green hats you own.
  • b (int) – The number of non-green hats you own.
  • kwargs (float) – Additional keyword arguments. Each keyword parameter should specify the name of your favorite cuisine. The values should be floats, specifying the mean price of your favorite dish in that cooking style.
Returns:

A 2-tuple. The first element is the mean price of all dishes across cuisines. The second element is the total number of hats you own: \(a + b\).

Return type:

tuple

Raises:

ValueError – When a is not an integer.

New in version 1.0: This was added in 1.0

Changed in version 2.0: This was changed in 2.0

Deprecated since version 3.0: This is deprecated since 3.0

bar = 1

Doc comment for class attribute Foo.bar. It can have multiple lines.

baz = 2

Docstring for class attribute Foo.baz.

capitalize(myvalue)[source]

Return a string as uppercase.

Parameters:myvalue (string) – String to change
Return type:string
flox = 1.5

Doc comment for Foo.flox. One line only.

qux = None

Doc comment for instance attribute qux.

spam = None

Docstring for instance attribute spam.

5.2. C++ API

type MyType

Some type

const MyType Foo(const MyType bar)

Some function type thing

template<typename T, std::size_t N>
class std::array

Some cpp class

float Sphinx::version

The description of Sphinx::version.

int version

The description of version.

typedef std::vector<int> List

The description of List type.

enum MyEnum

An unscoped enum.

enumerator A
enum class MyScopedEnum

A scoped enum.

enumerator B
protected enum struct MyScopedVisibilityEnum : std::underlying_type<MySpecificEnum>::type

A scoped enum with non-default visibility, and with a specified underlying type.

enumerator B

5.3. JavaScript API

class module_a.submodule.ModTopLevel()
ModTopLevel.mod_child_1()
ModTopLevel.mod_child_2()
  • Link to ModTopLevel()
class module_b.submodule.ModNested()
ModNested.nested_child_1()
ModNested.nested_child_2()

5.4. Generated Index

Part of the sphinx build process in generate and index file: Index.

5.5. Optional parameter args

At this point optional parameters cannot be generated from code. However, some projects will manually do it, like so:

This example comes from django-payments module docs.

class payments.dotpay.DotpayProvider(seller_id, pin[, channel=0[, lock=False], lang='pl'])

This backend implements payments using a popular Polish gateway, Dotpay.pl.

Due to API limitations there is no support for transferring purchased items.

Parameters:
  • seller_id – Seller ID assigned by Dotpay
  • pin – PIN assigned by Dotpay
  • channel – Default payment channel (consult reference guide)
  • lang – UI language
  • lock – Whether to disable channels other than the default selected above

5.6. Data

test_py_module.test.Data_item_1
test_py_module.test.Data_item_2
test_py_module.test.Data_item_3

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Fusce congue elit eu hendrerit mattis.

Some data link Data_item_1.