grunt-literate

Generate docs from your source

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grunt-literate

Generate docs from your source

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Getting Started

This plugin requires Grunt ~0.4.1

If you haven't used Grunt before, be sure to check out the Getting Started guide, as it explains how to create a Gruntfile as well as install and use Grunt plugins.

Once you're familiar with that process, you may install this plugin with this command:

npm install grunt-literate --save-dev

Once the plugin has been installed, it may be enabled inside your Gruntfile with this line of JavaScript:

grunt.loadNpmTasks('grunt-literate');

The "literate" task

In your project's Gruntfile, add a section named literate to the data object passed into grunt.initConfig().

grunt.initConfig({
  literate: {
     "README.md": "lib/foobar.js"
  }
});

The source will be parsed as JavaScript, and /** ... comments extracted to the destination file. This example uses markdown, but you are free to use any format, or even just plain text.

Options

  • boolean code = false, whether to include code parts or not

Directives

Comments starting with triple slash /// are directive comments. Currently supported directives are:

  • include filename: include process filename here.
  • plain filename: include filename here, without any processing, as is.

beautiful-docs

This package plays well with beautiful-docs and grunt-beautiful-docs especially.

It's easy to start, you only need to configure literate and bfdocs tasks:

grunt.initConfig({
  literate: {
     "README.md": ["lib/*.js"]
  },
  bfdocs: {
    docs: {
      options: {
        title: "My fabulous documentation",
        manifest: {
          files: [ "README.md" ],
        },
        dest: "doc/",
        theme: "default",
      }
    }
  },
});

or check Gruntfile.js in the repository for the real example.

Contributing

In lieu of a formal styleguide, take care to maintain the existing coding style. Add unit tests for any new or changed functionality. Lint and test your code using Grunt. Make a pull request, but don't commit README.md!

Release History

  • 0.2.0 Split out
    • Library is in ljs package now
  • 0.1.5 Maintenance release
    • Updated dependencies
    • Added note about beautiful docs
  • 0.1.4 Usage as executable and library
    • run ljs
    • or require("grunt-literate")(filename)
    • also you may use glob patterns in directives
  • 0.1.3 Directives
  • 0.1.2 Newline improvements
    • Newline at the end of comment
    • Only one newline at the end of generated file
  • 0.1.1 Fix issue with unindenting
  • 0.1.0 Initial release

Copyright Oleg Grenrus 2013

All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

* Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
  notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

* Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above
  copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following
  disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided
  with the distribution.

* Neither the name of Oleg Grenrus nor the names of other
  contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived
  from this software without specific prior written permission.

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