I see something I assume to be akin to javadoc at https://www.npmjs.com/package/solidity-doc and Github at https://github.com/vitiko/solidity-doc. However, I see no documentation... the closest I get is a line in Github mentioning /// notation.

Can anyone tell me where this, or anything similar, may be documented? From a quick glance at the code, I'm not finding the relevant info.


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What you want is Natspec.

If you want to convert this to a more agreeable format, have a look at "Convert natspec into human readable document".

  • Hmm, I installed doxity and tried to build, without actually having Natspec comments in place yet. But I hit a bunch of errors that seem more like bitrot (paths not being created, that sort of thing). Also, parse errors. I wonder if it's kept pace with Solidity.... Commented Mar 2, 2018 at 22:52
  • That's annoying. Does it match any of the most recently reported issues? github.com/DigixGlobal/doxity/issues (Might be worth raising one if not, though looks like the last commit was 6 months ago, so bitrot wouldn't be surprising... ) Commented Mar 3, 2018 at 14:39
  • Unfortunately the errors are entirely uninformative: >⚠️ Error parsing Contract: AbortTest >⚠️ Error parsing Contract: Common >⚠️ Error parsing Contract: Debuggable >⚠️ Error parsing Contract: Econsent >⚠️ Error parsing Contract: Logger >⚠️ Error parsing Contract: Migrations >⚠️ Error parsing Contract: ThrowProxy >⚠️ Error parsing Contract: strings >Generating output for 8 contracts... done! Commented Mar 5, 2018 at 14:59
  • So much for obeying linebreaks :). Anyway, possible the issue is that these use interfaces, and I see issues talking about later solc not being supported. However, it's still useful to put in the @ tags and be ready for doxity if it ever works, and the source is at least documented this way. Commented Mar 5, 2018 at 15:02
  • I hadi no idea whether, after complaining about parsing, I could publish. If I run publish, I get two complaints. One is about a missing node.js build. I don't need it for my Solidity stuff (not yet anyway); I would expect doxity to provide an empty one if it needs it. The other is trying to rename scripts/doxity/public to docs. Commented Mar 5, 2018 at 15:06

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