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The KCL Document tool supports extracting model documents from KCL source code and supports to output Markdown, HTML and OpenAPI formats. This document introduces the document specification of the KCL language, gives an example of how to use the KCL Document tool to extract documents.

Document Specification of KCL

The documentation of the KCL file mainly contains the following two parts:

  • Current KCL module document: description of the current KCL file
  • All schema documents contained in the KCL file: a description of the current schema, including schema description, schema attribute descriptions, and Examples. The specific format is as follows:
  1. Schema description
"""This is a brief description of the Schema
"""
  1. Description of each attribute of Schema: including attribute description, attribute type, default value, optional or required
"""
Attributes
----------
x : type, default is a, optional.
Description of parameter `x`.
y : type, default is b, required.
Description of parameter `y`.
"""

---------- indicates that Attributes is a title (the length of the symbol - is the same as the length of the title), the attribute name and attribute type are separated by a colon :, the description of the attribute is written on another line with indentation. The default value of the attribute is separated by a comma , after the attribute type, and it is written in the form of default is {default value}. In addition, it is necessary to indicate whether the attribute is optional/required. Write optional after the default value for an optional attribute, and write required after the default value for a required attribute.

  1. Examples
"""
Examples
--------
val = Schema {
name = "Alice"
age = 18
}
"""

In addition, the KCL docstring syntax should use a subset of the re-structured text (reST) and be rendered using the Sphinx.

Generating Documentation From KCL

Use the kcl doc generate command to extract documentation from a user-specified file or directory and output it to the specified directory.

Generate Markdown document for current package with a kcl.mod file.

kcl doc generate

Generate HTML document for current package

kcl doc generate --format html

Generate Markdown document for specific package

kcl doc generate --file-path <package path>

Generate Markdown document for specific package to a <target directory>

kcl doc generate --file-path <package path> --target <target directory>

Appendix

Concept of reST

For documents in reST format, paragraphs and indentation are important, new paragraphs are marked with blank lines, and indentation is the indentation indicated in the output. Font styles can be expressed as follows:

  • *Italic*
  • **Bold**
  • ``Monospaced``

Refer to reST for more information.

Args

kcl doc

This command shows documentation for KCL package or symbol.

Usage:
kcl doc [command]

Aliases:
doc, d

Examples:
# Generate document for current package
kcl doc generate


Available Commands:
generate Generates documents from code and examples

Flags:
-h, --help help for doc

Use "kcl doc [command] --help" for more information about a command.

kcl doc generate

Usage:
kcl doc generate [flags]

Aliases:
generate, gen, g

Examples:
# Generate Markdown document for current package
kcl doc generate

# Generate Html document for current package
kcl doc generate --format html

# Generate Markdown document for specific package
kcl doc generate --file-path <package path>

# Generate Markdown document for specific package to a <target directory>
kcl doc generate --file-path <package path> --target <target directory>


Flags:
--escape-html Whether to escape html symbols when the output format is markdown. Always scape when the output format is html. Default to false.
--file-path string Relative or absolute path to the KCL package root when running kcl-doc command from
outside of the KCL package root directory.
If not specified, the current work directory will be used as the KCL package root.
--format string The document format to generate. Supported values: markdown, html, openapi. (default "md")
-h, --help help for generate
--ignore-deprecated Do not generate documentation for deprecated schemas.
--target string If not specified, the current work directory will be used. A docs/ folder will be created under the target directory.
--template string The template directory based on the KCL package root. If not specified, the built-in templates will be used.