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## Introduction ¶

Our [lua documentation]( is build with the [Sphinx-doc Documentation creator]( You might have noticed that the documentation has some chapters contains the word "python", this is due Sphinx-doc is mainly used to document python projects, but there is no Lua documentation creator so we use Sphinx-doc with some difficulties. This article covers how it works, some styling rules and some examples for easy copy and paste. ¶

## Build the documentation locally ¶

We encourage to build the documantation locally when you want to work on the documentation and check the made changes locally before proposing them. ¶

The prerequisites for building the documentation locally are: ¶

* python, at least version 3.6 ¶
* [sphinx]( ¶
* the source code of widelands, see [[ DownloadPage/#development-version | Development version]] ¶

To build the documentation see the file README in the subfolder _"doc/sphinx"_ of the widelands source code. ¶

## ¶

This script gathers [[ Documentation Rules/#rst-comments | RST-Comments ]] from different locations and stores them as files in _"doc/sphinx/source"_. It creates/adds also some entries to the documentation tocs. ¶

TODO: When to modify this script ¶

## RST Comments ¶

RST stands for _restructered text_
, a markup language. Depending on the file type the comments are for files of type C++ ¶

~~~~ ¶
/* RST ¶
Every ¶
line ¶
will be an RST comment until comment end ¶
*/ ¶
~~~~ ¶
Everything between `/*RST` and `*/` will be extracted by and added to a corresponding file. ¶

For files of type Lua: ¶

~~~~ ¶
-- RST ¶
-- This is ¶
-- a block of ¶
-- RST comment ¶
-- ¶

-- This
comment does not belong to the RST comment (one empty line between comment blocks) ¶
~~~~ ¶
Every comment block starting
with `--RST` will be extracted by and added to a corresponding file. ¶

Restructered Text Primer ¶

If you are looking at the our documentation, e.g. [](/documentation/autogen_wl_game) you will find a link called _"Show Source"_ in the left sidebar. Clicking this link will show you the restructered text markup which covers the [[ Documentation Rules/#rst-comments | RST-Comments ]], of course without the comment signs (`/* RST` .. `/*`, `-- RST`... `--`). Comparing this page with the rendered content will give you a feeling for _restrucetred text_ . ¶

The following paragraphs here point out some typical issues with this markup language. ¶
For a brief description of the markup of restructered text see: [Sphinx restructered text primer]( ¶

### Indentation matters ¶

### Heading markup
matters ¶

## Formatting rules ¶

We want to have all pages have the same formatting rules. See next paragraphs for our rules. ¶

### files? ¶

### constants ¶

C&P Examples

### class ¶

### function ¶

### codeblock ¶

### images