I loved CoffeeScript when I first discovered it, back when the language
coming from python I found the indented, curly-brace free language far more
I was looking for some tools to generate documentation for a project, and came
across Docco. It could generate some nice-looking annotated source pages,
and was written by none other than the creator of CoffeeScript. But after
playing around with it I couldn't really see any benefit from generating
annotated source pages - why not just read the source? The comments are in
I needed something that would show useful documentation for complex class
hierarchies spread across multiple files. After some messing about with the
CoffeeScript compiler, I had a working documentation tool.
It relies on a commenting convention based on python docstrings, so it might not
be an ideal fit for existing codebases, but if you're starting a new project and
you have a python background, you might like it. Have a look at the lovely
wintersmith.io docs to see what it can do.