Sphinx Code Fence Extension

This is a single-module sphinx extension that monkey-patches docutils adding the ability to parse code fences. For example, the following code block was generated with a codefence (check the “page source”):

def hello_codefence():
  print("I am in a codefence!")


It can be cumbersome when copy-pasting many chunks of code into and out of reStructuredText documents due to the syntactic indentation required for literal text or code directives. Code fences allow you to copy-paste snippets into and out of your doc pages without having to fixup the indentation.