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An automatic documentation extraction tool by Graham Stoney <gstoney@cochlear.com.au>. c2man extracts comments from c source code to generate functional interface documentation in the same format as sections 2 and 3 of the unix Programmer's Manual. It looks for comments near the objects they document, rather than imposing a rigid syntax or requiring the programmer to use a typesetting language. Acceptable documentation can often be generated from existing code with no modifications.

c2man supports both k&r and iso/ansi c coding styles. Output can be in nroff -man, texinfo or latex format. It automagically documents enum parameter and return values, it handles both c (/* */) and c++ (//) style comments, but not C++ grammar (yet). It requires yacc, byacc or bison for syntax analysis; lex or flex for lexical analysis and nroff, groff, texinfo or latex to format the output. It runs under unix, os/2 and ms-dos.

Version 2.0 patchlevel 25 (1995-10-25).

washington ftp. stuttgart ftp. patches.

Patches posted to usenet newsgroups news:comp.sources.bugs and news:comp.sources.reviewed.