About this manual


This manual provides information on customising and extending SDF - a documentation system for software developers. Readers should be familiar with the following documents before reading this one:


This manual contains information on:

  • how to extend SDF with new entities (e.g. macros, filters, etc.)
  • how to develop an SDF driver to support a new output format
  • SDFAPI - the set of Perl libraries provided with SDF.


Suggested enhancements and corrections to SDF and its documentation can be forwarded to

Note: This manual documents version 2.001 of SDF.