Browseable Zig standard library
This shell script and PHP file create a browseable HTML site from the Zig standard library source.
The idea is to inverse the typical emphasis put on comments vs source (comments are the star of the show), and highlighting only the most important public names in the source to make them easy to spot.
@import() calls get converted to hyperlinks so the library becomes browseable. Since include paths in the standard library are all relative, the link structure works perfectly with absolutely no modifications. Too easy!
Check out the results: http://ratfactor.com/zig/stdlib-browseable/std.zig.html
Bash and PHP? Ew!
Seriously, Bash is perfect for gathering the source files and PHP is perfect for generating HTML documents from a template.
Because Zig syntax is so regular and minimal, it is trivial to parse. A handful of regexes are all you need for something like this.
The source is tiny, easy to read (see for yourself!), and pages get generated at a rate of 42 per second, which is fast enough for me. Oh, and the whole project took just a couple hours to create from scratch, including this README. I think these are the right tools for the job.
I've also got a short article with a little more detail: http://ratfactor.com/zig/browseable-standard-library