I noticed - and came across the same problem - people on comp.lang.tcl are regularly asking for tools to automatically generate documentation from source code. It seems no page is currently dedicated to maintain a list of tools available for Tcl.
[mkdoc::mkdoc]: Embed code documentation in Markdown into programming languages like Perl, R, Tcl, Python or C++. Singe file command line application or can be used as Tcl package
escargo 2005-04-21: One thing to keep in mind with these tools is that some of them might be used with OO systems that extend the Tcl syntax, Snit for example. Now, instead of just need to track proc definitions, namespaces, and global variables, you might want to keep track of classes, methods, typemethods, and other interesting extended Tcl syntax. I haven't looked at all of these tools, but I know that robodoc made it possible to handle pretty arbitrary things to track and document.
MAKR 2006-12-08: Half a year ago I decided to move over to robodoc. I now have all in-source documentation (C and Tcl) converted to this format. This was one of the best ideas I ever had. The commentary in the sources is clean and readable. The resulting HTML documentation is it too. You can format it to your liking using CSS...
MAKR 2007-12-14: just stumbled over discussions about the Tcl user documentation project and also saw an What you need to know to write man pages , by Peter Seebach, 2004-02-10, at c.l.t. about how to write manpages.
Lorance: Since I have used Perl POD for years I decided I Should use that for Tcl. I have added embedded POD support to my personal tcl.vim syntax file. See my Github Repository for more information (The Wiki has screenshots).
MHo - 2020-11-16 22:32:49
IMHO This page is a good example for the situation of Tcl/Tk:
Where other languages or eco systems have only one, or sometimes two or three solutions, the tcl community offers 50. But to decide which one you should use, you often spend a whole evening, looking sometimes at 404's, at "no longer maintained"-Messages, or at something like "only works under this and that circumstances...", "work in progress", etc.
Not that I am misunderstood: after "studying" a lot of languages I still vote Tcl/Tk as one of the best, if not Nr One. Simplicity and flexibility is unbeaten, deployment via starkits and starpacks as simple and mighty as it can be all together, robustness is great, errors are rare, performance very good in many scenarios.
But, what the hell, why isn't this ingenious language more popular after all?