When comparing Doxygen vs ROBODoc, the Slant community recommends Doxygen for most people. In the question“What are the best open-source documentation generators for C/C++?” Doxygen is ranked 1st while ROBODoc is ranked 5th.
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Doxygen is compatible with multiple languages. Including but not limited to: C, Objective-C, C#, C++, Java, Python, PHP etc...
Pro Generates documentation from comments
Doxygen can generate documentation from formatted comments in the source code. This is extremely useful when writing detailed man pages.
Pro Multiple format output
ROBODoc can output the documentation in different formats (HTML, XML, DocBook, TROFF, ASCII, LaTeX or RTF).
Con No recursive inclusion
For example, if you specify
INCLUDE_PATH=incl, it doesn't search other folders included in the
incl folder (
incl/sub2) and there's no option to turn on recursive inclusion.
The source code on GitHub has not been updated for years.
Con Requires that you do all the annotation yourself
ROBODoc requires that you do all the annotation so that the parser can derive the documentation. While other documentation generators will derive a little bit more documentation even if you don't add any annotations.