Documentation tests

Deno supports type-checking your documentation examples.

This makes sure that examples within your documentation are up to date and working.

The basic idea is this:

/**
 * # Examples
 *
 * ```ts
 * const x = 42;
 * ```
 */

The triple backticks mark the start and end of code blocks, the language is determined by the language identifier attribute which may be any of the following:

  • js
  • jsx
  • ts
  • tsx

If no language identifier is specified then the language is inferred from media type of the source document that the code block is extracted from.

If this example was in a file named foo.ts, running deno test --doc foo.ts will extract this example, and then type-check it as a standalone module living in the same directory as the module being documented.

To document your exports, import the module using a relative path specifier:

/**
 * # Examples
 *
 * ```ts
 * import { foo } from "./foo.ts";
 * ```
 */
export function foo(): string {
  return "foo";
}